A Father & Son Team Trick Out a Beloved Lightning McQueen Toy Car


When he turned two, Evan Burgess (who is now 5 years old) was gifted a Lightning McQueen Power Wheels drivable toy car for Christmas. A few years later, his beloved toy’s plastic wheels began to show significant wear, making it nearly inoperable. Luckily for Evan, his dad Sean co-owns FFTec Motorsports, a Hayward, California-based auto performance shop for sports cars. Both Sean and Evan made some heavy (and awesome) modifications to the car and it is now back in business. Here’s the video that shows the entire story of how they tricked out Evan’s Lightning McQueen car.

We decided to upgrade the oem plastic wheels to metal rims with rubber tires. From that point more modifications were added every few weeks. Now, Evans Lightning McQueen Powerwheel is equipped with an aluminum back half chassis, dual sealed gel batteries with an output of 24 volts, a 500 watt .66 horsepower electric motor, disk brake, throttle modulated variable speed control with reverse and sparco battery cut off switch

Sean and Evan

via The Daily Dot