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Most amazing cars at the Gumball 3000

Through their common love of supercars and extravagant parties, the Gumball 3000 rally draws together celebrities. You can check the most amazing cars that were a part of the Gumball rallies at gumballgiveaway.com. Whilst Gumball 3000 has been full of supercars and personalized works of art, the rides that have competed over the years have taken things to a whole new degree. 

Tony Hawk competed with the A-Team van, numerous versions of the Batmobile, including the Tumbler, The InCENArator—a futuristic ride that began as a Corvette prior to getting stripped and rebuilt as something out of a sci-fi movie—competed, and Cooper also drove a breathtaking Morgan Aeromax.

Ferrari 550 LM

At the 2005 rally, Gumball creator Maximillion Cooper drove this wacky Dukes of Hazzard-themed Ferrari. The LM is a road-legal variant of the Le Mans-winning race vehicle that weighs just 1400kg, 315kg less than the normal road car. The LM can attain a 0-62 time of 3.9 seconds and a peak speed of 190mph thanks to a retuned V12 producing 537 bhp. These were just 100 made.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 700 Brabus

Team Masters of Speed, ironically, had the slowest car in the 2014 rally, with its Brabus Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 700 reaching only 99mph. However, focusing just on maximum speed misses the purpose. It’s a good thing the Brabus 700 bhp 6WD monster costs £400,000.

Citroen 2CV

Keeping with the Dukes of Hazzard concept, 2 lunatics decided to participate in the 2004 rally in a General Lee-themed Citroen 2CV. To say the least, the journey was exciting. The rally began in Paris and ended in Barcelona, passing through Biarritz, Madrid, Marbella, Marrakesh, and Morocco. 3000 miles in a 602cc, 29bhp tin box, especially over such a diverse area, must have been a nightmare. The drivers were unsurprisingly awarded the coveted ‘Spirit of the Gumball’ award.

Batmobile Tumbler 

Team Galag in Saudi Arabia commissioned a street-legal duplicate of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy car. The Tumbler, which weighed 2267kg and was created for the 2014 rally, was powered by a 6.2-litre, 400bhp V8. It appeared to be completely nuts, and let’s admit it, a little unsafe on the road. Unfortunately, the Tumbler had to withdraw from the rally’s European stage owing to reliability issues.

Rebellion R2K

Although the Audi RS6 DTM is a pragmatic Gumball machine, nothing beats bringing a Le Mans-inspired vehicle to a rally. The R2K began life as an Ultima GTR and evolved into an LMP1-style supercar over time. Although details are scant, the car is said to include a full-carbon body, a stunning set of ADV.1 wheels, and a Lamborghini Gallardo engine and transmission. Despite the fact that no cost was spared on this venture, Jon gave it a nasty battering at the 2014 rally.

Widebody Audi RS6 DTM

When it comes to commissioning his insane creations, Jon Olsson has a particular difficulty. His one-off inventions have to be utterly insane for commercial reasons, but they also must be used in all weathers. His Audi RS6 DTM fully nailed the compromise.

The goal was to develop a DTM-inspired RS6 that was also extremely reliable. Olsson collaborated with Stertman Motorsport, a Swedish tuner, to achieve this. Stertman went all out on the engine, bringing the car up to STM Stage 3+. This involved installing TTE9XX turbochargers with 18 carat gold anodizing, Intrax suspension, a Motiv large brake kit, and a Milltek Sport exhaust. On ‘pump gas,’ the final result was an astonishing 950bhp.

The automobile was similarly unique in terms of appearance. Hand-formed aerodynamic addenda were made to the outside using the same carbon as Pagani, and to top it off, a carbon 56 Nord ski box was placed for increased utility – after all, he is a pro-skier.

Alas, just after the 2015 rally, the automobile was stolen and torched to the ground in an armed robbery. 

Conclusion

The 2001 demonstration, which brought people from London through Copenhagen, Saint Petersburg, and Helsinki, was a watershed moment in rally history. A 1989 Jaguar XJ6 driven by Johnny Knoxville and members of the Jackass cast was among the 106 automobiles entered. The boys, who would go on to become regulars, videotaped some of their antics for an MTV special that earned massive ratings.   The “Golden Age of Gumball” began with ‘Jackass’ coverage, which was supplemented by frequent BBC updates.