WATCH: Frenchman on a bicycle vs Ferrari F430

Ridiculous title, no? I mean who in their right mind would take on a 375kW V8 monster crafted by none other than the blokes at Maranello?

Well the answer is French bus driver Francois Gissy, quite possibly the ballsiest person ever to have lived, let alone ridden a bicycle.

Francois clung to his rocket powered bike as it accelerated to a mind-boggling, bum-clenching speed of 335km/h. No need to adjust your monitor, or your spectacles, you read that right – 335km/h.

And by clung I mean Francois must have some very impressive forearms, because he managed his run in just 4.8 seconds. That’s 10 seconds quicker than the Hennessey Venom GT – the car that currently holds the record for the production car 0 to 324km/h (200mph) sprint.

Now you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that Frenchy’s bicycle isn’t your standard Trek. When the fuse is lit, 4.5 kN of thrust – the equivalent of 420kW – and 1.9Gs worth of acceleration punts Gissy up the road, leaving the poor Ferrari feeling like he hit reverse.