Awhile back, a UK man made the news by building the world’s fastest shed. Essentially, he built a shed on top of a B5 Volkswagen Passat, with a 2.8 liter V6 engine. It was pretty remarkable how he made this shed actually move around and drive without tipping over or falling to pieces. That isn’t enough for the shed-obsessed Kevin Nicks, who decided to swap the Passat powertrain for a 4.2 liter V8 from a B7 Audi RS4.
In this new video, we get to see this Audi RS4 V8-powered shed run the quarter-mile in a drag race against a hot-hatch. But this is no ordinary RS4-powered shed, as it’s been tuned by MRC Tuning, whose Stage 2 ECU tune bumped power from 420 hp to 450 hp. It even has Quattro all-wheel drive.
So how does this RS4-powered shed handle a quarter-mile drag race? Shockingly well, to be honest. That Audi RS4 powertrain must do wonders because the rolling shed recorded a 15.495 second time at the drag strip, beating the hot hatch it lineup up against. That’s not really a fast time for a modern performance car but it’s a flipping shed. It has the aerodynamics of, well… a shed.
It’s genuinely hilarious to see the massive brown box of wood (I presume it’s made of wood) launch down a drag strip, making fantastic Audi RS4 noises. It must be a blast to drive because it’s not only a rolling shed but it has an incredible powertrain to boot. What do you think the timing chain job is like for that engine when it’s put in a shed? Is it easier or harder? Does it have a six-speed manual? I really hope so. At least Nicks doesn’t have to worry about rust. Is it sad that I kind of want a fast shed now?