It doesn’t look like much, but Johnny Greaves set the world record recently for a two-wheel-drive truck jump by going a staggering 301-feet (the old record was 193-feet) in his 800-horsepower Toyota:
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Nic Case’s world record setting car cost him $4,000, has all-wheel-drive, has no brakes, makes 11-horsepower, and features a carbon fiber chassis.
Oh, and it’s controlled by a remote, and sits just a few inches off the ground.
Recently, the custom creation was clocked at 161mph on the track, though Nic’s confident that with a few tweaks, he can easily break the 200mph barrier.
Just don’t expect to buy one of these at your local Radio Shack!
[Via: Popular Science]
The Mansory Chopster is what happens when Mansory gets their hands on a Porsche Cayenne, and the carbon fiber factory has a sale.
Both the exterior and the interior have been thoroughly reworked to include carbon fiber on almost every surface, with the exterior getting a widebody kit and a roof chop in the process.
The engine also got reworked, and now has 710 hp and 900 Nm of torque thanks to a new engine management system, bigger turbos and reworked air intakes.
The Chopster is definitely not a car that will appeal to everybody, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, then this is definitely one way to do it.
The Goggomobil isn’t exactly an awesome car, and 360 horsepower is no longer an inspiring figure, but when that horsepower comes from a 10,220cc, 9-cylindar radial engine that was originally commissioned for 1930’s airplanes, and it’s rear mounted in a custom Goggomobil, the sum is much greater than the parts.
To put these two together, Uwe Wulf had to build almost everything from scratch, including a custom-built two-speed transmission and independent rear suspension.
It might not be the flashiest car in the world, but I challenge you to find one that’s more impressive.
Porsche’s GT2 is already a pretty stellar supercar, but the folks at 9ff aren’t satisfied with just stellar, so they wanted to make their version spectacular.
The result of their work is a car called the BT-2, which takes a car that’s nicknamed ‘The Widowmaker’ and turns everything up to 11. Power jumps from 520 to 850 horsepower, torque rises to 678 pound-feet, and zero to sixty times drop from a scary 3.7 seconds to an unbelievable 3 seconds flat. Top speed is also increased to 240 mph, and you’ll pass by 200 in just 19 seconds on your way to the top.
Just don’t forget to blink…
[Via: Wired Autopia]