• Mar 10th 2008 at 6:31PM
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Anybody who's ever strapped themselves into a shifter-kart can attest to the fact that they are one of the most exhilarating rides available, and their capabilities are much higher than first expected. That being the case, when swapping the 125cc engine from the go kart with a 1300cc engine from a Suzuki Hayabusa, the resulting machine is nothing if not overpowered. A small blip of the throttle induces massive tire spin and power-slides are available at a moment's notice, possibly less. To handle the power-infusion, the frame was suitably strengthened and elongated with plenty of square-section tubing. We're not so sure that we'd have built this machine in the first place, but now that it's done, we really wish we could get a chance in the drivers seat. Follow along after the break for a video of the machine in action.

[Source: Kart Hayabusa via Jalopnik]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      John Gallagher
      • 19 Days Ago

      That's awsome mate what a machine 👌👍

      • 7 Years Ago
      Any stats on that thing? I'd be interested to know 0-60 and top speed.. Mileage and fuel capacity too maybe haha
        • 7 Years Ago
        With no suspension and high horsepower to weight ratio. you would be crazy to find the top speed of this thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not impressed. Strap a Viper V10 engine onto the go-cart and then we'll talk.
        • 7 Years Ago
        At least 175hp in a kart that weighs almost nothing (probably a couple hundred pounds)... not to mention your ass only an inch or so off the ground the whole time you're driving it....
        I'm impressed...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or a V16... -- or hell, just strap on a jet turbine on it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pfff... What self-respecting Dictionary actually defines the word "Overpowered". Such a thing is un-American. Maybe in North Korea they use the word overpowered...
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh god, oh god.......oooooohhhh
      (deep sigh)
      (light a Lucky Strike)
      Damm baby, your the best.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Personally, I'm a big fan on this use of a Hayabusa engine:


      The cart looks fun but this I think looks more fun.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like it could use some stronger brakes to match the power.
      • 7 Years Ago
      how about this v-8 powered Kart appropriately named "Bad Idea"

      made by some guys I used to know in college...
      • 7 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Great picture!
      • 7 Years Ago
      So if I go fast enough, will this thing drive me off the side of the earth?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The kart picking up a front wheel isnt that big of a deal.... Shifter karts do it too when set up improperly and sometime just in general. Bit higher then normal though
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