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Video: 1,800-HP Dune Buggy Rips Sand

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On: Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 9:30AM | By: Chris Weiss

Video: 1,800-HP Dune Buggy Rips Sand

All out dune buggy action is pretty fun to watch no matter what, but when the buggy has an absolutely monstrous V-8 engine strapped to the back, it's even more fun. This video takes you to some coastal dunes to watch one of the most suped-up bugs you're likely to ever see take on the sand.

Typically I'm too ADD to watch a Web video for more than four minutes, but this 14-minute clip that has been making its way around the blogosphere is worth sitting tight for. The video is basically all about a fun-lovin' joy ride on the Oceano Dunes in Pismo Beach, California. That would be worth about two or three minutes of my time, tops, if it wasn't for the fact that the vehicle of choice is a completely overpowered 1,800-hp beast of a dune buggy.

Nelson Racing Engines, a company that makes some of the most ridiculously juiced power plants out there, including the 2,000-HP engine that will find its way into the Transtar Dagger GT, built this buggy for Bobby Alexander. The engine maker installed its twin-turbo 7.0-liter LSX engine onto the rear of the dune buggy and made one of the scariest things you're likely to see on the sand.

Then they did what any good engineering team would do--they took it out and had a whole lot of fun. And videotaped it for the enjoyment of others. There's high-flyin' leaps, full-fledged wheelies, sand-streaking straightaways and pretty much every other type of action you can get on the dunes.

The video features a little background about the build and a whole lot of time on the sand. Check it out:


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