Video: Watch this mobility scooter drag race a Nissan Skyline with surprising results

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Okay, so we may not be talking about a classic, all-conquering Nissan Skyline GT-R here. But the sub-Godzilla-trim Nissan Skyline GTS-T is still a car, after all. And, as a car, if someone asked you to lay a bet on it versus a mobility scooter (Hoveround, Rascal, you know the type) in a drag race, you’d probably take that action.

Unless, of course, that drag race were happening on YouTube, in which case you’d put your money away and open up your laptop. On the Internet it’s best to never bet against the wild underdog.

We don’t mean to spoil the following video for you, but come on. When you saw Skyline vs. Scooter in that headline, you had a pretty good idea of what was to come, didn’t you. Needless to say, mobility scooters fitted with Suzuki GSX-600F engines are pretty quick. Strap in and scroll down.

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UK company markets caravan pulled by mobility scooter [w/video]

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2011 ETA QTVan

2011 ETA QTVan – Click above to view video after the jump

Mobility scooter owners now have a new way to make sure they’re first in line for the early-bird special or senior discount day with the QTVan, a mobility scooter-towed mini caravan. The trailer was designed by English company Environmental Transport Association as a convenient way to dodge lines, or a handy place to stay should your Rascal crap out on you. With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, ETA is touting the mini camper as a perfect way to beat the crowd in comfort and style.

It’s no Airstream by any means, but manages to fit a raft of features into a package just over six feet long. Inside, there’s a full-size bed, a tea service, a full bar and a 19-inch flat-screen television. It’s even available for short vacations, though with a 30-mile range and six-mph top end, it won’t get you much further than the park.

For those with a green-sensitive mindset, the ETA says the QTVan is 100-percent carbon neutral, provided you use sustainable energy sources to charge it. Conveniently, ETA will also sell you a mobility scooter roadside curbside assistance plan, covering everything from loss of charge to flat tires. Between the QTVan and the breakdown coverage, ETA has all your mobility scooter needs in hand.

The QTVan is available now to English customers, with a starting price of £5,500, or about $9,000, not including the scooter itself. Breakdown coverage will run you £49.99, or around $82, per year. Click past the jump to check out an epically awesome video of the QTVan in action.

[Source: YouTube via ETA]

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Video: BMW examining future of mobility in four-part documentary

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Wherever You Want to Go documentary – Click above to watch video after the jump

We’ve spent lifetimes obsessing over the next stage in the human transportation saga. Constantly unsatisfied with the humble car, we’ve looked ever onward toward rocket ships, jet packs and personal flying contraptions of varying design to take care of ferrying us to work in greater comfort and speed than ever before imagined. BMW seems to be willing to wade into that universe with its new four-part documentary on the future of mobility called Wherever You Want to Go. The film delves into the various forms of what we think of as futuristic transportation by speaking with everyone from Buzz Aldrin to Syd Meade, Robin Chase and Marissa Mayer.

If you’re thinking this all sounds like an automaker rallying the troops against the internal combustion engine, don’t be so sure. The short trailer for the film features a ride in a Superbird clone, so it can’t be all bad. Hit the jump to soak up the trailer. BMW will release the films on February 1, 8, 15 and 22nd, so stay tuned.

[Sources: YouTube, Activate the Future]

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