Who didn’t want the iconic child-size Barbie Jeep when they were a child? Well, the folks over at Grind Hard Plumbing Co, have made our childhood dreams a reality with the utterly mad and brilliant idea of putting a real engine in a Barbie Jeep!
Yes! The video is as great as it sounds. The team put a 50HP dirt bike engine in the little plastic car that could. It looks like so much fun! It also looks incredibly dangerous and this definitely comes with a massive “don’t try this at home” warning. Of course, the Barbie Jeep is really cool. But can we talk about the fact that this essentially looks like real-life Mario Kart?
Whether they’re traversing the desert, forests, or sand dunes it literally looks like Princess Peach is ready to get the gold at the Mushroom Cup. Though this is clearly a one-off, we really really want our very own Peach-mobile where we can rep our love for Barbie, driving fast, viral videos, and of course Princess Peach baby!
Sadly, it isn’t a totally happy ending for the cute suped-up kids toy as the axle snapped during the radical romp, but luckily no one was hurt and it was all in the name of fun with the team describing the experiment on their YouTube page. “This is our Power Wheels Barbie Jeep off-road go-kart with a CRF 450 dirt bike engine. This week we take the custom off road go kart to a mudding event in Canada! And she rips! It’s another good day at Grind Hard Plumbing Co. Special thanks to Dirt Garage for there help with this video! This is turning out to be one of those when mechanics lose their minds or insane engine swap type builds. Can we really even call it a go-kart any more? or is it more of a front-engined four-wheeler. Maybe a custom tube frame off-roader??”
Whatever it is, we love it and though it goes against all logic, thought and reason we now want one of these for ourselves!
Images: Mattel, Nintendo