Georgia Tech students turn Barbie Jeep into extreme speed machine

What happens when you combine a Power Wheels pink Barbie Jeep, a six-horsepower engine, and two imaginative Georgia Tech students?

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One tiny, yet powerful, speed machine.

Georgia Tech Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson have taken the toy every 90s kid wanted and amped it up with an engine from a log splitter, custom steering, brakes, and tires.

Now the toy designed for kids can go upwards to 30 miles per hour.

“We like the idea of taking children’s toys and upgrading them with a more powerful means of propulsion,” fourth-year mechanical engineering student Sloan told Georgia Tech.

“It’s very touchy on the gas, braking, and steering, but gives a good deal of control,” he said. “You can even drift in it and power slide.”

The duo fit every one of their customizations into the Jeep's original frame using Georgia Tech's RoboJackets shop space.

And this isn't the first invention the dynamic duo have created. Last year they created a chainsaw-power tricycle.

Next on their list? They want to create a pulsejet engine.

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