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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Polly Motorsports Trans Am?

Polly Motorsports Trans Am Engine

Sure, it looks like KITT, and is probably shorter in person, but this 1987 Pontiac Trans Am is no movie star.

No, it’s more akin to the stuntman that shows up, gets the job done, and then goes home to the family without expecting any kind of star treatment.

That’s because this rather stock looking car (when the hood’s down at least) from Polly Motorsports of Norway is officially Europe’s fastest street-legal car, with a verified top speed of 252 mph on the Papenburg test track in Germany. Plus, according to the builders, it was just getting warmed up when they set that record, and they expect to see speeds in excess of 270 mph once they have a chance to stretch its legs back in the US.

Polly Motorsports Trans Am

Power comes from an 8.9L V8 that has been supercharged to produce 1407 horsepower, and the result (in addition to the top speed) is a 0-62 mph time of just 2.23 seconds.

A custom-made coilover suspension keeps things planted, a 9” Ford axle tries not to explode when the go pedal is pressed, and 14” brakes slow everything down once the fun is over. Other than the hood scoop though, the exterior looks rather civilized, and it’s only when you pop the hood of the best do you realize that it’s no ordinary Trans Am.

No need to worry if you see this car in your rear view mirror though, because it probably won’t be there for long.

Polly Motorsports Trans Am Burnout

[Polly Motorsports – Trans Am]

[Via: Autoblog]

…You don’t have the balls to cook with testicles?

Testicle Cookbook

The Testicle Cookbook will have you cooking with balls in no time.

Seriously.

Serbian chef Ljubomir Erovic is releasing the book, which is sure to cause quite a bit of controversy as it shares his favorite testicle treats, such as Testicle Pizza, Testicle Goulash and White Wine Testicles.

According to chef Erovic,

    “The tastiest testicles in my opinion probably come from bulls, stallions or ostriches, although other people have their own favourites.”

In addition, testicles are rich in testosterone and are believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac in countries such as Serbia and China.

Again, to quote chef Erovic,

    “The best for aphrodisiac properties are sheep and stallion testicles.”

Don’t for a second think that Erovic is a nut off the street though. Since 2004, he as been the organizer behind the World Testicle Cooing Championship, held annually in Serbia, which draws in chefs from Australia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway and Serbia. During the competition, over one metric tonne of testicles are prepared.

Think you’ve got what it takes to grab the bull by the balls and test out these recipes?

Don’t say I didn’t warn you:

If that isn’t enough, be sure to check out Complex for the top five private part dishes from around the world.

[Via: Complex]

…Handstands just aren’t as hard as they used to be?

Cliff Handstand

If only you could zoom in on this picture, you’d see that this guy’s got cojones of steel, and I’m sure he’s proud of them. Eskil Rønningsbakken held a handstand on the edge of a 604-meter cliff in Norway because “It was extremely fun”. “Simply doing a conventional handstand on the edge of the cliff wasn’t quite exciting enough for Rønningsbakken, though, so he added to the suspense by perching on a four-rung metal ladder that in turn teetered on the edge of Norway’s famed Pulpit Rock”. Not only did he do the headstand stunt in front of his wife and child, but he also didn’t use security devices of any kind. Did I say cojones of steel? I meant huge, giant cojones of steel.

[Balancing Act At Pulpit Rock]

[Via: Neatorama]