Do you remember the Power Wheels mini cars you may have had growing up, the ones that you can ride in a drive at maybe four miles per hour thanks to that engine-revving battery power?
If you’ve ever driven one as a youngster, it probably felt like you were going 70 miles per hour. As adults, we know that wasn’t really true, but now, somebody has souped up a pink Barbie Power Wheels Mustang convertible so that it actually does hit 70 miles per hour (via LaughingSquid).The folks at Grind Hard Plumbing Co decided they would make the ultimate Power Wheels car by putting the Barbie car chassis over a go-kart frame, and while that on its own would have been cool, they also installed a Honda CRF 230 dirt bike engine. Like a go-kart or a dirt bike, this Frankenstein creation is plenty capable of doing donuts, burning out, and otherwise doing the things it felt like we were doing growing up.
They describe the build process in the YouTube description, writing, “We built this Barbie Mustang Go Kart in four days. First I found a used and abused go kart on Craigslist and we got that running. Then we tore apart the Pink Power Wheels Mustang, cut the go kart chassis to fit in the toy car then pulled the motorcycle engine. We welded engine mounts in the front of the kart for better weight distribution then installed a 240cc Honda Dirtbike engine.”
What other childhood toys do you want to see brought into adulthood? Let us know what wild ideas you have down in the comments!
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