Chris Steinbacher’s B is for Build is one of the most popular YouTube channels in the automobile genre, with more than a million subscribers. Since its inception in 2015, the YouTube channel has chronicled countless wacky auto builds by Steinbacher and his crew. However, their newest project is unquestionably the most wicked of them all. Meet the Jumpacan, a chopped-up Lamborghini that looks straight out of one of the Mad Max movies. The doors and the distinct wedge shape are the only indicators that might suggest this custom automobile started life as a Huracan.
This wild Lambo has been transformed into a dirt devil with massive off-road tires, long-travel suspension, and custom chassis. B for Build fabricated the mods to make the Jumpacan adept for unforgiving desert terrain. Chris Steinbacher’s idea was to enter the custom Lambo in the 2021 Mint 400 off-road desert race. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious off-road races in America. This year’s edition will also feature electric trucks, but the Jumpacan still takes the title of the coolest entrant.
As far as the mechanicals of the Jumpacan are concerned, Steinbacher started the project with a salvaged Huracan. All the unnecessary items and most of the bodywork were stripped off the Italian supercar. SE Motors of California then created a bespoke off-road suspension for it after giving the vehicle a full 3D scan. The stock chassis was also reinforced to make it suitable for the demanding off-road race and fit it with 37-inch off-road tires.
The Huracan’s 600hp V10 is more than enough to power the off-road beast, but it might not be able to survive the desert’s harsh conditions. To make it more reliable, B is for Build replaced the V10 with an LS V8 motor. We don’t know the output of the V8, but the power should not be a problem. The B is for Build recently started testing the Jumpacan to dial in the settings before the race and shoot more content for YouTube. Steinbacher realized the Jumpacan needs more ground clearance, more suspension travel, and mods to the skid plate. We know who we’ll be rooting for at the 2021 Mint 400 race, which will be held from 1st to 5th December in the grueling desert of Las Vegas, Nevada.
[Via: Slash Gear]