Hotels.com and British racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole recently smashed the record for the world’s Fastest mobile bed at the Emirates Motor Sports Complex, in Umm Al Quwain, UAE.
The online accommodation booking website took on the high octane Guinness World Records challenge to launch its new Middle East portal.
Travelling at a staggering speed of 83.8 mph (135 km/h), it’s unlikely Tom was able to get much sleep on the motorised mattress.
The Hotels.com bed was customised based on a Ford Mustang GT but appeared on the outside to resemble a regular double bed, as required by the Guinness World Records rules.
Onslow-Cole, who has competed in the British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championships, commented: “I was made-up to take the world’s fastest bed record with Hotels.com, it was an unforgettable experience and I hope it’ll stand the test of time – it’ll take some beating!”
Following the record-breaking lap, official Guinness World Records adjudicator Samer Khallouf presented Tom and Hotels.com with a certificate recognising their extraordinary achievement.
The previous record was 69 mph (111 km/h) and was set on a bed made by Edd China (UK) during Guinness World Records Day celebrations in 2008.