Buying the cheapest Continental GT he could possibly find, AcademeG’s presenter found a car that needed extensive repairs, including replacing the whole engine, drivetrain, and frame. The semi-scrap car was taken to Swap-Point, which replaced the motor with a Toyota 4.3L V8. With alterations to most of the car — which you can see in the video above — a pair of treads were successfully installed onto the Bentley.
After 9 months of tedious work, AcademeG finally took the vehicle — aptly called the Ultratank — out into the Russian countryside for a spin. As impressive as it was to see the Ultratank run, it did encounter a few problems. Firstly, as the presenter points out, treads run best in low revs, but the Toyota engine didn’t perform very well at low revs, often choking. There also wasn’t enough tension on the tracks, with the rubber nubs that align the treads not pronounced enough, leading to the treads rolling off the wheels when hard-cornering. Finally, there were no brakes, which is pretty much self-explanatory.
Despite these issues, the AcademeG team nonetheless deemed the test run a success. Check out the full video above.
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