Turreted Three-Wheeler Looks Straight Out of Mad Max

The vehicle looks like a crazy go-kart that spins the cockpit as it drives.
Fabienne Lang
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Futuristic and sleek new car models are all the rage, and it's easy to see why. But there's another niche style of vehicles that also draws admiration: self-made post-apocalyptic driving machines. Think, Mad Max

An unknown man in China has been filmed showing off his creation's capabilities, and the footage is drawing a lot of attention on social media. In the video, he demonstrates how to drive a three-wheeled go-kart that pivots to face the direction of the steering wheel. 

It looks cool and edgy, but little information is available on who this creator is and how he made such a moving contraption, if he's the person who even made it.


Three-wheeled Chinese wonder

The video of this three-wheeler was posted on China's version of TikTok, Douyin, by a user named "wo583582429," per Hackaday's report. That's about all there is to know about the vehicle. So all information has to be gathered by watching the video. 

A number of questions about how the post-apocalyptic car functions come to mind. For instance, how do the wheels' turning mechanism work? It looks like all three wheels and the hub where the driver sits move in a synchronized way, so Hackaday suspects that "this is a planetary gearing setup where the inner ring has teeth that turn the rings around the tires themselves."

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It's also hard to tell what powers the machine. Is it electric? Who knows, well, wo583582429 knows, but they've not shared any further details on any outlet so it's a guessing game for now. 

Regardless, it's a fun creation and it would certainly draw attention if it were ever to drive down a road. It's inspiring seeing what people's imagination and knowledge create, from modded versions of classic cars to three-wheeler Mad Max-like vehicles — they're all every bit as interesting as each other.

Take a look at the three-wheeled car below:

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