Of course, the iconic three-wheeler won't be beating any lap records set by a production car but since there isn't any such record yet, this is the first recognised timing set by one.
In its press release, the team behind the lap record revealed they have been preparing it for the record three years ago. It then proceeded to attempt the record a year ago but it suffered a breakdown on the track. To make sure it didn't do so again, specially-made engine components, including forged pistons, were manufactured and fitted by a company which works with Koenigsegg.
Employing the help of an “anonymous racing driver dressed in white” and two passengers in the rear, the tuk-tuk set a best time of 31 minutes and 49.46 seconds on 23th of May.
According to one of the passengers, “the little three-wheeler was flimsy and very unstable. Some corners were made on two wheels! We never, ever, want to do this again. It was horrible!”.
For those who are wondering, there was no info on how much the tuk tuk made but a typical tuk tuk from Thailand uses a 550cc or 660cc 3-cylinder engine that makes around 35bhp to 50bhp