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MEGLug LEGO Go-Kart

Even if you played with LEGOs as a kid, you probably never made anything as impressive as this:

LEGO Go-Kart

Called the MEGLug, it’s a full-sized go-kart made entirely of LEGOs, using MINDSTORMS to both power and control the vehicle.

Notable features include 48 MINDSTORMS NXT motors providing 100% of the power, working head and tail lights, a four-point safety belt, and a bottle holder, all made of LEGOs.

Check it out in motion:

[MEGLug]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lazareth’s Renault Twingo V8 Trophy?

Renault Twingo Trophy

A typical Renault Twingo makes 75 horsepower. A typical Renault Twingo V8 Trophy that has gone through the Lazareth shop makes 180 horsepower. If that formula doesn’t spell success, then nothing will!

The added power comes from a 3.5-liter Range Rover V8, which gets stuffed between the rear subframe and turns the French tuner into a terror. Along with the extra engine, the Twingo Trophy gets a fully custom widebody kit, new rims and tires, and a heaping helping of flat matte paint.

The result is supercar performance in a package that’s just larger than a go-kart, proving once again that you should never judge a book by it’s teeny tiny cover.

[Lazareth]

…Ken Block and Rob Dyrdek have teamed up for Gymkhana 2.1?

Gymkhana 2.1

You’ve already seen Ken Block do his thing a few times with Gymkhana 1 and Gymkhana 2, but now he’s teamed up with Rob Dyrdek from the Fantasy Factory to bring you Gymkhana 2.1, and it’s filled with the same great antics, just in a little less car:

[DC Auto]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: V12 Mazda Miata?

V12 Miata

The Mazda Miata was designed to be a grown-up’s go-kart that could out handle just about anything else on the road, and it did a pretty good job at that task. However, some people are just not satisfied with enough, and are always looking for more.

In this case, more came in the form of a V12 engine out of a Jaguar that one enterprising Miata owner decided to shove between the front wheels of his Miata to see what would happen.

Sure, it’s not pretty, and twelve carb intakes poking up through the hood are sort of a dead giveaway for the fact that this is no ordinary Miata, but isn’t that the point when you’re building a project like this?

Check out the vid for a walkthrough of the build, as well as the sound of the monster as the owner fires it up for the first time:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Go-karts need more power?

Hayabusa Kart

There are two recipes for fast:

  1. Power + Power = Fast
  2. Power – Weight = Fast

While the Bugatti Veyron is obviously king of the former, a much smaller competitor is trying to become the king of the latter: The Hayabusa Kart.

By taking a shifter cart chassis and strapping on 1,300 cc’s of Suzuki Hayabusa power, the power to weight ratio goes through the roof, and the end result is a kart that wants to do little more than fly forward in a straight line.

Sure, it doesn’t turn, it doesn’t handle bumps very well, and it’s probably not street legal, but who wants to worry about all of those things when you could be out roasting the tires off of a kart with a deadly amount of ground only an inch away?

[Hayabusa Kart]

[Via: Jalopnik]