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 |  Jan 08 2014, 10:02 AM

2. 1959 BMW Isetta

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Steve Urkel  never drove anything like this. Based on the Hot Wheels “Whatta Drag” toy car from 1998, this BMW Isetta has undergone a complete transformation. In the back now sits a 502 cubic inch supercharged Chevrolet V8 pumping out 730 hp. In contrast, the Isetta originally came with a 14 cubic-inch one-cylinder engine making less than 10 hp.

Increasing a cars horsepower by 7,684 percent does have some consequences and the auction posting states “it is important to emphasize that this car is strictly for show and not to be used for road or track, the massive amount of torque produced by the Chevrolet 502 engine can be dangerous if driven improperly.”