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2,000HP Honda Civic
Built by Washington-based SpeedFactory Racing, this highly tuned Honda Civic boasts a 2.0-L inline 4-cylinder fitted with an enormous 86mm Precision Turbo turbocharger, a custom body kit, gutted interior with a roll cage, big drag radials up front, and of course a parachute just in case things get a bit too crazy. This 2,000 hp racing Civic managed to complete the quarter-mile in 7.47 seconds at 215.48 mph, which is currently the world’s fastest for a front-wheel drive car. Read more for the video and additional information.

SpeedyCopter Amphibious Helicopter Car

Auto enthusiast Jeff Bloch, also known as “SpeedyCop,” spent 3,000-hours transforming a real Vietnam attack helicopter into the “SpeedyCopter”. The project began in the summer of 2016, when Jeff and his crew spent about six months at his home in Southern Maryland, USA, completely revamping a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft he managed to purchase for $3,100 in an online auction, to sit on a 1986 Toyota van chassis. “It’s not just street legal and race ready, it’s also fully amphibious. The 86 Toyota van that provided the chassis actually just gave us the front suspension,” said Jeff. Read more for another video of it in-action and additional information.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Santa Sleigh

Photo credit: Car Scoops
Sure, Christmas is still a few weeks away, but automakers are already getting in the spirit, with Dodge making the first splash at this year’s LA Auto Show. They have revealed a 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Santa Claus sleigh. Power comes from a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 from the Hellcat Redeye, and it features dual exhaust tips, along with seven-passenger seating. This isn’t a fiberglass shell, but rather a Dodge Challenger widebody that has been modified and turned into a sleigh, complete with a start button for the engine. Read more for another video and additional information.

AC Schnitzer G15 BMW 8-Series

The BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept (above video) was unveiled earlier this year, but for those who can’t wait for its official launch, German tuner AC Schnitzer have just debuted the next best thing. Based on the G15 BMW 8-Series, it features a suspension spring kit and a host of aerodynamic components developed for maximum downforce and balance. The production pieces will all be made from super-light carbon. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Remote-Controlled Corvette C6

Computer technician Bjorn Harms from the Netherlands built himself a self-driving Corvette C6 using just $4,062 in parts. How did it all begin? He purchased a Corvette C6 two years ago specifically to build a life-sized, remote-controlled-driving system for it, with a touch of inspiration from Back to the Future. First, he needed a universal motor controller to send commands to the extra devices for operating the accelerator, brakes, steering wheel, and gearshift. Next, a fail-safe system was implemented so if the vehicle is out of remote control range, it automatically shuts down. Best of all, the car can be driven as a normal road vehicle or using the controller. It took approximately one year to design / build the controller, three months building an in-car prototype and then an additional three months updating it for safety measures. Read more for another video and additional information.

Fallout Crazy Bike Motorcycle V8
Photo credit: English Russia
A motorcycle enthusiast from Yekaterinburg, Russia decided to build a Fallout-inspired “Crazy Bike” this past summer, and it’s a doozy. The idea first came to him when he saw a V8-powered bike from a US-based builder, but didn’t quite like how it looked. “It’s a 300 hp engine…we wanted our bike to be really nice, but we also had to put it in in a way that doesn’t make the bike longer than 3 meters to stay road legal,” said its creator. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Bugatti Divo Rally Car

Photo credit: Budget Direct
The ultra limited Bugatti Divo draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic as well as the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and it’s not just a looker. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine producing 1,479-horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.4-seconds. How would such a vehicle perform on a rally circuit? Well, if the automaker ever did make an off-road version, it might look something like the creation that you see above. Read more for additional unlikely rally cars.

MANHART MH2 550 BMW M2 Competition

Just when you thought the BMW M2 Competition couldn’t get any more track-ready, German tuner MANHART unveils the MH2-550. They modified the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with an ECU remap and a carbon air intake to generate 542 hp and 590 lb-ft of peak torque – a 138 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque increase over the factory model – enabling it to hit 62 mph in 4.0-seconds flat with the automatic transmission. Read more for an in-depth video walkthrough, additional pictures and information.

Guitendo NES Guitar

Photo credit: Rob Scallon
Musician Rob Scallon wanted to make a video that appealed to both guitar and video game fans. So, he asked Reverb, an online marketplace for musicians, to ship the craziest instrument they could find, and the “Guitendo” happened to be it. It’s made from an original Nintendo Entertainment System that was converted into a guitar and then made into a functional console of sorts capable of playing emulated games by Echo Canyon Guitar Co. Read more for another video about the guitar and additional information.

Lamborghini Espada Hot Rod

Danton Arts Kustoms wanted to celebrate the Lamborghini Espada’s 50th anniversary, but not with a simple restoration, but rather, transforming one into a custom hot rod. On the outside, they started by chopping it, removing body panels, and then adding 19-inch front / 20-inch rear wheels, wrapped in Michelin tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.