The clever nature of the human mind will never stop impressing us around here. BangShift ace tipster Matt Cramer sent along the link to both the video below and the website you need to check to to full understand what you’re going to see. Long story short, a guy build himself a custom, one-off RC drift car using a neat chassis, the body of a 1963 Olds wagon, and along the way he developed a completely functioning active suspension for the car to really make it wallow, lean, and act like a 1983 Olds wagon. In a field where the game seems impossible to change (remote control cars) this guy just changed the freaking game…a lot.
This was no overnight thing, the builder claims to have a year of work, engineering and refinement into the system that uses a myriad of little electrical components to achieve the total awesomeness that you’ll watch in a second. The body of the car and many of the components are 3D printed and to really understand how utterly bad ass this project is, you have to check out the website where every inch of the car is detailed. There is an engine noise generator, the tailpipes light up as if they are shooting fire when the throttle is lifted, and when you see this thing sliding around, leaning, and making opposite lock fun, you’ll smile like we did.
The next obvious question becomes, how long will it be until a company like Traxxas sees a rig like this and works with this dude to enhance their own line of products. Imagine an entire line of “vintage drift” machines like the wagon with varying body styles and stuff.
This whole thing is awesome.