Lincolnshire
August 9, 2021 4.11 pm

Guy Martin builds his own electric car in new TV show

He has another speed record in his sights

Lincolnshire daredevil and TV star Guy Martin will explore the world of electric vehicles and try and set a world speed record when his latest show airs on television on Monday night.

‘Guy Martin: The World’s Fastest Electric Car?’ will be broadcast on Monday, August 9 at 9pm on Channel 4.

The new show will see Guy attempt to build an electric car that can race its way into the record book.

He will try to set a new electric vehicle world speed record using a classic Volkswagen Beetle fitted with state-of-the-art technology. | Photo: Channel 4

Guy Martin (left) with Richard Morgan (right) of Electric Classic Cars. | Photo: Channel 4

He will try to set a new electric vehicle world speed record using a classic Volkswagen Beetle fitted with state-of-the-art technology that allows it to accelerate faster than most supercars.

Guy is no stranger to record attempts and currently holds the following Guinness World Records:

The show will also see Guy set off on a 1100-mile road trip to determine how reliable the country’s vehicle charging infrastructure is.

He also said earlier this year that he hopes to break the 300mph land speed record on a motorbike.

Before he moved into TV work, Guy was a professional motorbike racer and managed a total of 17 podium finishes.

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