Tony Hawk Gets A V8-Powered Skateboard

For Tony Hawk's visit to the Sydney Telstra 500 supercar race in Australia next month, organizers built him a "skateboard" with a 630-hp V8. Keen on self-preservation, Hawk has expressed some doubts about putting his shrimp on the barbie:

(H/t to dot Communist!)

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I personally wouldn't have gone with the V8 for a skateboard application. I think something like a nice compact rotary or maybe a 4G63 would suffice.

Or I would do what most people do and not strap a gas powered motor to a, traditionally, human powered object.

Of course I possess this little thing called a "survival instinct" so maybe I'm not the best person to comment.