Auto enthusiast and mechanic Ernie Adams specializes in transforming old fridges into tiny dwarf cars for his museum in Maricopa, Arizona. Each one of these vehicles is hand built and takes up to 4,000-hours to finish. To date, he’s completed hundreds of these tiny vehicles, including several race cars to miniature replicas of classics such as a 1939 Chevy, all of which are street legal. Read more for a video and additional information.
Paul Walker, also known as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious series, uses his Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R to participate in the street race hosted by Tej Parker. You see his vehicle racing against friend Suki, along with opponents Slap Jack and Orange Julius. For those who’ve seen 2 Fast 2 Furious, you probably know that Slap Jack’s 1993 Toyota Supra puts up a good battle against the Skyline until he makes too wide a turn, allowing Brian to take the lead. Read more to see what a tribute car can do on Germany’s famous Autobahn.
From the back, this may appear to be a standard 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that it’s actually a custom-built drag racer. What stands out the most is its General Motors-sourced supercharged 462 cubic-inch V8 engine, complete with a 200-hp nitrous oxide booster fitted in the pack for that extra jump. Not your standard race car, this one has a fully custom leather interior that offers luxurious seating for four. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 10-units, the MANHART MH2 500 is basically a BMW M2 Competition that has been tuned to near perfection, or at least for a street legal version. The twin-turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine now makes 511 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, enabling it to hit 62 mph in under 4.3-seconds, while topping out at 174 mph. A MANHART rear silencer with four 100-millimeter-diameter carbon tailpipes provide a deep soundtrack when driving. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Ever since the original Fast & Furious movie was released back on June 22, 2001, modified Honda Civics are nothing special, but this one spotted on a local Facebook group definitely stands out, and probably not for the reasons you think. Priced at $2,700 USD, this sixth-generation Civic appears to have been chopped in half and had a pickup bed spliced onto the rear. Unfortunately, this was not completed in the hands of a professional, so it’s quite rough around the edges. Read more to see why.
California-based Next Level lives up to its name by unveiling a Jeep Gladiator 6×6. Starting at $145,000 USD, this six-wheeled beast doesn’t come cheap, but you’ll be able to choose from three different engine options: a turbocharged 2.0L (270 horsepower / 290 lb-ft of torque), 3.6L V6 (285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque), and a 3.0L V6 turbodiesel (375 hp / 470 lb-ft torque). For optimal acceleration, it utilizes a 4.88 gear ratio, while a full-time four-wheel drive is standard, with the six-wheel drivetrain available on-demand. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Let’s face it, some people just need a semi-truck for either work or personal reasons, but here’s what you shouldn’t do. One person decided to take a Ford Explorer, remove its wheels, and then set the body on a Freightliner semi-truck chassis. We’re not sure how well it drives, but this vehicle does have considerably more storage space than a standard SUV, especially with the large bed in the rear. One caveat, aside from its looks: double parking is inevitable. Read more for another image.
Some Toyota GR Supra owners may still prefer how its predecessor, the fourth-generation (A80) models looked, and Avante Design could have just the body kit for that group. Up front, you’ll find a completely revamped bumper, along with a large intake scoop, while the splitter comes equipped with aero flicks and sit right below the headlights vents. Side skirt extensions give it a more aggressive look that makes the vehicle look lower to the ground. Read more for additional pictures.
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Even though cars were never featured in the Star Wars universe, there were still land vehicles, like the Landspeeder, Speeder Bike, Sandcrawler, etc. One fan, Shawn Crosby, decided to build a Nissan 350 Z-based Z-Wing. Not just a simple paint job, it features side-mounted blasters, R2-D2 riding in the trunk, hub caps made from pizza pans, and a cockpit-inspired interior, complete with a hologram projector prop. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg is no stranger to fast vehicles, but his custom Nissan Altima is most certainly one of the fastest 4-seaters yet. Called the Altimaniac, it’s powered by a twin-turbocharged VR38DETT V6 engine that had its displacement increased from 3.8L to 4.1L capable of generating 1,300-horsepower on a normal tune or 2,000-horsepower on a more aggressive one. Other modifications include upgraded a billet aluminum crankshaft, connecting rods, main caps, and girdles. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.