The great thing about the world of off-roading is that there are plenty of folks out there coming up with new and exciting ways to make freakishly tricked out off-road vehicles. Enter this Hayabusa-powered Samurai buggy with the ability to do some serious rock crawling.
Just watch the video of this thing in action, and you’ll be blown away by both its look and performance.
Listen to the sounds of that engine! As it turns out, adding a sport bike motor to a buggy isn’t such a bad idea. Boasting an engine with RPM levels in the tens of thousands, there’s no doubting that this buggy is a certified beast, and a quick look at its specs only proves that further.
Per Speed Society:
Owner Austin Witherow decided to add the full tube cage and chassis for looks and reliability, making the Samurai much more durable than in stock form.
The real feature of the build is the drivetrain, though, which is anchored by a Suzuki Hayabusa engine mated to a Toyota transmission with Toyota axles and bolted to a set of massive 37” tires. The engine is mated to the transmission via a custom shorty driveshaft, just one of many custom touches that make this one of the coolest off road rigs out there.
Damn. Well, apparently this dude really knows what he’s doing. We’ll be interested to see what he can cook up next, but we’re thinking he may have just a little bit of trouble outdoing this off-roading masterpiece.
This post was originally published on September 9, 2019.