Stuffing Big Engines into Little Things

I don’t know what the sudden urge is, but here are two items that really don’t need any more power than they’re designed for but someone has decided otherwise and has stuck along the lines of thinking that more is better.

First up a German motorcyclist who shoehorned a 440 Hp Aston Martin V12 engine between the tubes of a motorcycle and then put the airbrushed portrait of Homer Simpson on a gas tank. The bike weighs almost 1550 lbs. and can reach a top speed of 250 Mph. Apparently, it was for sale for the low-low price of $130,000. Personally, I don’t know anyone who would pay that much to kill themselves.

Then we have some crazy kooks from down under who decided to build skating legend Tony Hawk a special skateboard. The “skateboard” has a 630hp V8 supercar engine powering it and is controlled with two buttons: a throttle and a panic button. Check out the video below to see a short test run.

And let’s not forget backwoods ingenuity – Ever take a Polaris ATV and have the urge to shove a Chevy 454 in it? No? Didn’t think so. But apparently, some rocket scientists out there did and we’re not sure why their choice of head protection tells a lot we think.

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