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Icelandic Buggy Hydroplaning

I don’t know what the hell is in the water in Iceland, but I do know what’s ON THE WATER:  a 1600-horsepower Formula Off-Road buggy piloted by Gudbjørn Grimsson, what the Top Gear folks call a “turbonutter.”  Grimsson recently hydroplane his buggy across a 1001-foot-wide river at a record-setting speed of 54 mph. The paddled tires act like…well, paddle-wheels on a steamboat, and the twin-turbo Nelson racing Ford V8, with 1600 horses screaming at full song, provides the power to stay afloat.

 

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Taylor is the founder of AutoFoundry.com. He's a seasoned fiction and web writer who has been involved in the automotive industry for nearly a decade. He's currently restoring a 1985 BMW 325e. Email | Twitter | Google+

 

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