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2012 Rip Rod®

This classic Rip Rod® was built to perform a back flip for the live-action web series Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver® and outfitted with a 1.0-liter Ford eco boost engine—an engine small enough to fit in a suitcase but strong enough to power a race car.

 

Designer

Fraser Campbell

 

Builder

Action Vehicle Engineering and ES Motorsports

 

Performance

  • Top speed 125 mph  
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds 
  • 200 British horsepower mid-mounted 4-cylinder sequential shift motor 
  • Custom-fabricated tubular steel stunt chassis 
  • Independent suspension with King off-road racing shocks
 

Design

  • Wraparound visor and windshield 
  • Fang-like exhaust tips and grille mask 
  • Custom-fabricated tubular steel stunt chassis 
  • Sparco seats and steering wheel
 

Rip Rod Square 3

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Rip Rod Square 4

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Rip Rod Hero 3b

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Rip Rod Hero 2

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Rip Rod Hero 1

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Rip Rod Square 1

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Rip Rod Square 2

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