The world’s fastest shed proves just how fast a slightly mobile building can be at the drag strip.
Yes, this is the world’s fastest shed. It’s a strange vehicle that we’re already somewhat familiar with thanks to Barcroft Cars performing a deep dive into it last year.
Kevin Nicks of Oxfordshire, England for some reason decided his claim to immortality will be making a garden shed go unreasonably fast. He then got to work constructed a welded tubular steel frame for the shed and then bolted it onto the frame from a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. Then he took the 2.8-L twin-turbo V6 engine from an Audi RS4 and tuned it to produce 450 horsepower.
Despite weighing in at over 2.2 tons and having all the aerodynamics of... well, a garden shed, Nick was still able to easily claim the title of world's fastest shed with a top speed of 88 mph. He broke that record with a speed of 105 mph a few short months later and has been pushing the boundaries of his shed ever since.
Which is why we see him at the Santa Pod Raceway for the Ultimate Street Car Event. On the other side of him is a Vauxhall Astra which we can safely assume is powered by a 2.0-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The Astra will serve as a good benchmark for basically any decent turbocharged hatchback you can find on the road that isn’t a specifically high-performance model like the Civic Type R or the Subaru WRX STI.
As you can see, this shed can really move. Audi AWD ensures that the shed can launch off the line, and 450 horsepower gets it up to speed. Eventually, the Shed starts to top out, but by that point it’s already well ahead of the Astra, beating it to the quarter-mile by over half a second.
The video description actually reveals that Nicks has a personal best time of 14.6 seconds and a new top speed of 112 mph. That’s better than some lower-trim Mustangs and Camaros.