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Hilarious modified ‘thinny’ car goes viral on TikTok

Published: 12/Aug/2020 15:56 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 16:08

by Kieran Bicknell

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In a classic case of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” it seems that engineers have created a bizarre ‘thinny’ car out of a cut-up Volkswagen Polo. This whacky creation has now gone viral on TikTok, amassing over 1 million views. 

In the modified car community, hot-rod creators often build what are known as ‘shorty’ cars. Taking the front and rear sections of a vehicle and removing the centre section, they are grafted together to form a comically shortened, yet still (somewhat) drivable car.

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It seems that the engineers that built this unusual vehicle took their design and quite literally turned it around, choosing to narrow rather than shorten their car.

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A crazy idea, but well executed

Posted to TikTok by user vistoenlasredes74, this whacky creation has since amassed over 1.3m views. Based on what appears to be a 2005 Volkswagen Polo, the once-practical small hatchback has been reduced to a two-seater, tandem-style car.

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Thinny Car on street
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It’s shocking to see such a strange creation driven on public roads

The entire centre section of the car has been removed, with only the outermost sections being welded back together resulting in an almost sci-fi appearance. This ‘thinny’ is very thin indeed, with the vehicle itself being only a fraction wider than the drivers seat.

It’s so small in fact, that the front and rear axles protrude significantly from the body of the car, with a good third of the wheels’ width being exposed. Clearly the car is not road legal (despite being driven on what appears to be public roads) as there are no number plates to be seen, nor would a vehicle like this pass a safety examination.

 

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Safety concerns aside, it does seem like the build has been well executed. A smooth join runs down the entire body shell, while custom front and rear windscreens look impressively factory-fresh; Clearly the builders took great pride in their unusual creation.

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It seems to be fully functional too, with both driver and passenger appearing to be comfortably seated within the vehicle.

Being so narrow and tall, the driving dynamics are likely to have been seriously compromised by the modifications, but it is unlikely this has been built with handling prowess in mind.

Despite the obvious drawbacks of the design, both driver and passenger seem to have enjoyed the ride, let’s just hope that they don’t drive past any traffic inspectors.

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DJ Khaled’s luxurious $4 million car collection will blow your mind

Published: 16/Oct/2020 17:31

by Kieran Bicknell

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Dj, rapper and producer DJ Khaled lives life by his “we the best” motto, and his luxurious car collection certainly confirms that. Featuring the best-of-the-best, Khaled knows how to travel in style.

With his signature “we the best” starting his songs, DJ Khaled knows how to live life to the full. His garage is living proof of that, featuring only top-shelf luxuries on four wheels.

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Khaled’s net worth is estimated to be around the $70 million mark, and a good $4 million of that is invested in his cars. Featuring typical Rolls-Royces and Range Rovers, there are also a few rare oddities within his collection.

DJ Khaled with Rolls Royce
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DJ Khaled is famous for his love of Rolls-Royces.

DJ Khaled’s Rolls Royces

While many celebrities would be happy with one ultra-luxurious Rolls Royce, Khaled is clearly a connoisseur of the brand. With no less than five in his collection, he can have one for each day of the working week, and still leave other cars for weekend duties.

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His Rolls-Royce collection reads like a back-catalog of their entire brand. Wraiths, Ghosts, Phantoms – they’re all included.

Highlights of his ‘Roller’ collection have to be the Phantom 8 and Phantom Drophead Coupe. Two of the most expensive Rolls Royces ever made, the 8 is worth a cool $450,000 while the Drophead Coupe is worth a whopping $533,000!

In an interview with Forbes, Khaled explained his love for the brand: “What I love about Rolls-Royce is, you look at me, it’s like you’re looking at a Rolls-Royce. It’s just powerful; Smooth; It’s iconic.”

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DJ Khaled Maybach Landaulet
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His Maybach Landaulet is incredibly rare.

DJ Khaled’s Maybachs

The other brand that Khaled has a major love affair with is Maybach. Going head-to-head with Rolls Royce for the luxury market, Maybachs are often loved by those in the music game, and are referred to regularly in pop culture.

Featuring opulent interiors, stunning styling, and lavish details, Maybachs are one of the classiest ways to travel on four wheels.

Khaled owns two of these high-rolling vehicles. The first is a 2012 Maybach 57s, a luxurious sedan loved by the celebrity elite across the globe.

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His other Maybach is significantly more interesting, being a Landaulet. Costing well in excess of $1.3 million, this convertible Maybach is the epitome of open-top luxury, topping even his RR Drophead Coupe.

DJ Khaled’s other cars

Khaled clearly isn’t a fan of high-performance, no-frills supercars or hypercars, as he doesn’t have any in his collection. Other than his Rolls-Royces and Maybachs, there are a couple of other SUVs in his garage.

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Typical for most LA celebrities is a Range Rover, and Khaled’s Range Rover Sport is surprisingly modest given his usual taste. As is his Caddilac Escalade, which is perfect for blending into the traffic for incognito transportation.

As with the rest of Khaled’s life, the only way is up – we look forward to seeing what his next car additions will be.