A tractor has entered the Guinness Book of World Record for hitting a bolting average speed of 245 km/h.

It's the dream of every farmer - even though this vehicle will probably not be of great help in corn fields: JCB has broken the record for the world’s fastest tractor.

The Fastrac Two hit a top speed of 245 km/h, eclipsing the old JCB record. The new version of the tractor has a more streamlined body and reduced weight.

“Getting a five-tonne tractor to safely reach 150mph, and stop again, is not an easy task,” explained JCB’s innovation and growth officer Tim Burnhope. He added: “we’re all so proud to have not only reached these goals, but to have exceeded them.”