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Dad helps five-year-old son soup up his plastic toy car with 66hp motor

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07 Aug 2012

For a driver’s first car it doesn’t get much better -open-top, fire red and boasting a powerful engine.

Indeed, five-year-old Evan is sure to be the envy of all his preschooler friends with this set of wheels, which he helped soup up himself. 

Of course, the car is Lightning McQueen from Disney’s Cars and is now specially modified with a 500 watt .66 horsepower electric motor.

Evan’s father, Sean, who works for a California motorsports company, uploaded a YouTube video showing how he and his young son transformed the plastic toy car into a serious set of wheels.

As he explains in his YouTube post, the Lightning McQueen Powerwheel was Evan’s Christmas present back in 2009 when he was two-years-old.

However, after three years of heavy use wearing through the tyres the father-son duo decided it was time to make some improvements.

Working side by side, Sean and Evan added modifications to Lightning McQueen every few weeks.

Now, Evan’s Lightning McQueen Powerwheel is equipped with an aluminum back half chassis, dual sealed gel batteries with an output of 24 volts, a 500 watt .66 horsepower electric motor, disk brake, throttle modulated variable speed control with reverse and sparco battery cut off switch,’ Sean explains beneath the video.

And footage of the five-year-old behind the wheel show that he could be a NASCAR star in years to come. Or a seriously handy mechanic, of course.

Whizzing round a dusty racetrack, Evan’s hard work tuning has clearly paid off as he grins at the camera. {youtube}GybG-ZonSgw{/youtube}

Read more at the Mail Online website.


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