When I was a kid, Power Wheels were all the rage. But my caring and loving parents refused to buy me one, no matter how many times I asked. My experiences with the machines back then were limited to test-drives at the local Toys R Us, or befriending the weird kid down the block just so I could take his for a spin every so often. Even today, Power Wheels are still a hit amongst youngsters, and although I'm a grown-up now (I guess) who gets to drive all sorts of, you know, real cars, I still get plenty jealous when I see some lucky kid cruising down the sidewalk in one of these machines.

I'm thankful, then, for companies like DBR High Performance. Because as the video below clearly shows, these awesome toys from my youth can still provide plenty of hilarity and excitement for adults. Here, the folks at DBR strapped Barbie's iconic pink Power Wheels Mustang to a dyno to see just how much power this bad boy is putting down (in face-melting Rabbit Mode!).

Is it powerful? Goodness, no. But is it hilarious? Absolutely. Scroll down to see for yourself.



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      Tina Dang
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a known fact that Power Wheels underrate their engines
      Fuurb
      • 1 Year Ago
      I bet it would put down more power if it had better tires :)
        dci gene shunt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fuurb
        Correct.A typical kids power wheels trike has plastic tires that has a tread life of about 20 city blocks. Once it splits, it's over with.
        Ken H.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fuurb
        I was thinking the same thing. I'm actually really curious what the numbers would be
      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is just great!
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome! Our backyard looks like a Power Wheels junkyard - we have three Jeeps and a Kawasaki quad, all freebies or garage sale finds. My wife was just asking this morning about getting some batteries (eBay is a pretty good source), and one needs a forward/reverse switch. I need to get at least a couple running soon, so my youngest girl can have friends over to play Power Wheels demolition derby. ;-)
      550PlusX5
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does the MY2014 come with an independent rear suspension?
        AndrewH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @550PlusX5
        No, but it somehow manages to keep pace with the Bratz Camaro around the Streets of Willow, with a lap time of 11:27:14.6.
      ShadowVlican
      • 1 Year Ago
      i had the jeep version and it pulled like a mofo! or so i thought back then
      Autoholics Anonymous
      HAHA! Look at that thing go! Best laugh I had all day, thanks for the post!
      caddy-v
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally a new ride for Laser.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Haha!! That made my day. Thanks!
      Cory Stansbury
      • 1 Year Ago
      So much power it ripped off of the dyno.
      snowmanZ
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the setup, its great.
      Jonathan Alligood
      • 1 Year Ago
      At the end there it was like " All my power can't be contained"
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