MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An amateur mechanic in Illinois modified a child's Power Wheels toy car to run on a real engine and reach speeds of 40 mph.
Kyle Kuta shared a video showing how he took a Power Wheels vehicle based on the Cadillac Escalade and replaced the 12-volt electric engine with a 5 horsepower 160cc Honda engine.
The video shows Kuta take his souped-up toy car for a test drive, reaching speeds of 40 mph.
"This is what you get when you cram a 5 horsepower 160cc Honda engine into a plastic Escalade made for a kid: an unstable 40 MPH death trap. The frame is made out of Unistrut, the wheels were meant for a wheel barrel, and the rest of it is just junk we had laying around the garage," he wrote.