One barmy Brit has created the world’s fastest shopping trolley, capable of travelling at more than 80 km/h, by fitting it with a jet engine!

One barmy Brit has created the world’s fastest shopping trolley, capable of travelling at more than 80 km/h, by fitting it with a jet engine!

Andy Tyler from Suffolk fashioned his own engine from a disused stainless steel restaurant worktop. The engine is powered by petrol and gas that explodes up to 40 times a second to propel the trolley.

The trolley can travel at more than 80 km/h, though Tyler says it gets so noisy, it hurts his ears.

After fishing the trolley out of a local river, Tyler fitted it with sturdier wheels, an accelerator, brake and steering wheel. Within weeks, the project was completed at Tyler’s home and cost just under R600 to build.

“People think I'm off my trolley but when it gets going it is exhilarating,” Tyler exclaimed.

The microlight instructor is currently developing a “Sport” version of his trolley.

"I am now working on a bigger engine that I hope will propel me even faster. It can't be driven on roads and is not very efficient, though - to run it for an hour would cost about R3 525!"