Even before the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius, there was the 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid concept car. This company was a famous builder of small engines for everything from washing machines to lawn mowers. However, this vehicle wasn’t built for speed, as Richard Petty managed to only hit 68 mph on a closed course, while Briggs & Stratton Engineering Technician Craig Claerbout achieved 60 mph. All things considered, this isn’t half bad for an twin-cylinder Briggs engine producing just 18hp. Read more to see Jay Leno get up close with the car.
It boasts a parallel hybrid design that enables it to run solely on the gas engine, the electric motor, or a combination of both. You’ll find xix 12-volt batteries out back that give this hybrid an electric-only range of around 50 miles. Now all of the car was built from the ground up, since the front suspension, steering, and transmission are sourced from a Pinto. A first-generation Scirocco donated the doors, dash, and windshield.
- Track Builder Unlimited Triple Loop Kit is the ultimate triple loop threat— first ever triple loop stunt.
- Multi-use pieces for nearly endless combinations unlock creativity. The set is an epic 20-inches tall for big-time fun
- Build a gravity drop or make a daredevil jump and connect to other track builder sets for amped up challenges with friends.
- The Triple Loop Kit folds for simple storage or taking on-the-go for fun with friends. Includes one Hot Wheels vehicle.
- Compatible with other Hot Wheels track sets for building out epic stunts and a world of racing play.