• Mar 20, 2009
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Truth be told, we've always thought PowerWheels were underpowered, too. We just never thought of custom building them with a 110cc gas engine from a pit bike, four-speed manual transmission and electric start. Some other guys did, and watching their results in action will seriously mess with your childhood memories.

Their stable of monsters are a Greatest Hits of the PowerWheels garage including the Ford F-150, Barbie Corvette, Barbie Jeep (with wheelie bar), Hummer H2 and Mustang Convertible. Each one looks like an "After" picture of Barry Bonds – a little bigger than you remember and way more powerful. These grown men sit more atop their custom cars than in them, and to say their creations are less safe than a Chinese-built Smart clone would be an understatement. And yet, riding them looks more than enough fun to outweigh the risk of your head becoming a roll bar.

The first video after the jump has them all frolicking on a snow-covered parking lot, pulling wheelies, doing donuts and motoring about like a swarm of riding lawn mowers looking for a new purpose in life. There's more, too, including a jump attempt by the F-150 and a series of spinouts by the Barbie Corvette that could best be described as centrifugal. Follow the jump to watch them all. Hat tip to Robin!

[Source: YouTube via Oh Gizmo!]









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      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish i had one when i was a kid
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think I found my next project car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another reason why women will never, ever understand us men.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And yet this post tip was sent by a woman...go figure.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Another reason why women will never, ever understand us men. "

        I want a turn on that thing!! XD
      • 5 Years Ago
      This begs for a repost:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dJcHHMOrQ8 - The Gixxer Kart
      • 5 Years Ago
      too bad winter is over...at least it is here
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want one!
      • 5 Years Ago
      You gotta love a long snowy winter!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for one of them to throw a banana peel and the car behind them spin out like in Mario Kart.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG thank you, that was AWESOME!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I HAVE GOT TO GET ME ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is awesome!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        That looks incredibly dangerous... and yet I STILL want one! Friggin' awesome indeed!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Few things.
      1. As said before, totally reminds me of Mario Kart.
      2. If I was a little person this would be the greatest thing in the world!
      3. How many people make these things???!!!
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