Someone put a real engine in a Barbie car and it’s glorious


Barbie’s toy cars were pretty cool for kids, but the mini cars aren’t that much fun. After all, they can only go a whopping 2.5 miles per hour, according to their product specs.

But one group of car enthusiasts took the toy cars to a whole new level.

Grind Hard Plumbing Co, a YouTube channel for building “crazy contraptions and cars” customized a bright pink Barbie Ford Mustang with a 240cc engine from a dirt bike.

The result: an incredibly fast, very dangerous toy. In the video — which includes some gorgeous shots of a lake at sunset — one of the car’s creators, Ethan, nearly spin off the side of a cliff.  Read more…

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