The craziest high-tech innovation to hit the battlefield in ages boasts millimeters-thick sheet metal, black powder time bombs, battering-blades and a heavy armament of bottle rockets. No—it isn’t the advanced replacement to the M1 Abrams battle tank, it’s the Ghanaian Kantanka and it’s laughably terrifying.
Feel the Bruce. Know the Bruce. Roast marshmallows off the back of the Bruce. There were other cars in the Nürburgring Legends race that weren’t Porsches, or even German, but none quite expelled flames through the sheer force of Bruce like this Porsche 935 K3.
Rock, paper, scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissor beats paper. How do those holiest of rules apply to fire and water? Well, let’s blast a water hose at a flame thrower while the flame thrower is firing off at the water hose to find out. Guess who’s the winner?
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After watching this video of the AutoLoc exhaust-mounted flamethrower gleaned from our gadget-obsessed brother-site's co-coverage of some of SEMA's techie goodness, the only thing we're able to think of was this monologue from the Mel Brooks classic, Spaceballs:
Could hot rodding really be hot rodding if it weren't for a wee bit o' fire-breathin', tire-smokin', bumper-cover meltin' action? Some people don't think so, and while automotive flamethrowers have been around for years, they've reached enough of a critical mass that The Detroit Free Press felt compelled to report…