It doesnâ€™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 Caseâ€™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 itâ€™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 Nicâ€™s confident that with a few tweaks, he can easily break the 200mph barrier.
Just donâ€™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 isnâ€™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 1930â€™s airplanes, and itâ€™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 thatâ€™s more impressive.
Porscheâ€™s GT2 is already a pretty stellar supercar, but the folks at 9ff arenâ€™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 thatâ€™s nicknamed â€˜The Widowmakerâ€™ 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 youâ€™ll pass by 200 in just 19 seconds on your way to the top.
Just don’t forget to blink…
[Via: Wired Autopia]