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What’s Faster: A Couch Or A Holden SS Ute?

Posted in Holden, Other Rides, Racing, Racing Coverage, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 8th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

At first glance, this seems like a pretty easy question to answer. A Holden SS Ute (think of it as a modern Chevy El Camino, with an Australian accent) normally packs a 6.0-liter V-8, good for 362 horsepower, under it’s hood, but the Ute in the video has been tuned to produce 600 horsepower. A couch normally packs stale food and spare change between its cushions, and most only move when you smash into them with a vacuum cleaner.

The world’s fastest couch, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.4-liter Suzuki motorcycle engine, whose exact output is a closely guarded secret. Whatever it puts out, it’s enough to set a new speed record for upholstered household furniture. In fact, the couch (complete with coffee table for enhanced aerodynamics) just ran to 101 miles per hour, shattering the old furniture speed record of 91 miles per hour. Still think this is an easy kill for the Holden?

We won’t spoil the outcome, so check out the You Tube video below, found on BangShift.

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