Cool Dad Mods Five-Year Old's Sons Lightning McQueen Powerwheel


Can you think of a better way to forge a solid bond between a father and a son than to take on a building project together?

Even if said son is just 5 years old, from the looks of this video made by Sean of aftermarket tuning company FFTEC Motorsports, the youngster named Evan seemed to have enjoyed the process as much as the end result.

It all started when Evan's Lightning McQueen Powerwheel toy ride was in need of new plastic wheels as three years of heavy use had worn them out.

As a true gearhead, Evan's father Sean then decided it was time to initiate the young boy to the art of tuning and ended up making a series of modifications to the toy car including the installation of a new 500 Watt electric motor producing 0.66 horsepower.

Sean of California-based FFTEC Motorsports elaborates on YouTube:

"At the age of 2 Evan received his Lightning McQueen Powerwheel for christmas of 2009. After three years of use he had worn through the plastic wheels. 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."

Head past the break to watch the video.



Born to be Wild said... »August 06, 2012

Loved the dyno pull!

that guy said... »August 06, 2012

AWESOME!! I wish i had one of those when i was that young..

tkindred said... »August 06, 2012

Cool. That thing has some serious grunt.  Are they in Fremont?  I live near there. 

Zeddy said... »August 07, 2012

Thanks dad!

dubfun said... »August 07, 2012

That is just too damn cool!!

A said... »August 07, 2012

Thats cool... I want

ShupDogg said... »August 07, 2012

You should post the instructions so the rest of us Dad's can do it too!

Jerry said... »August 07, 2012


AutoCruZin said... »August 07, 2012

So when is the kid going to ask for another gear?

Psiqtas said... »August 07, 2012

Daddy, daddy cool...

Jack said... »August 07, 2012

Right now it's a toy. In 10 years It'll be that EVO in dads shop. Hope the kid keeps wrenchin'

lokmeup said... »August 16, 2012

ITEM # 190715297572

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