I was watching the BBC’s “Top Gear” last night, and they were in Iceland. They were showing some of what the crazier guys do with their jeeps (it’s basically tubes, an engine and four wheels with really deep treads) and they fire them at mountains to see how far they’ll get. Most of the clips involved backwards somersaults as the jeeps flipped. Pretty impressive.
However, (and the reason I’d tuned in) is that they’d come up with a theory that they want to try out. If the treads on the tires are deep enough, they could act like paddles on a steamboat. And theoretically drive across water. The jeep was 600 hp with NO² augmenting it to 800 hp. Long story short: theory worked. They sped across half a kilometre of lake. They then raced it against a similarly modified snowmobile (across the lake again) and the snowmobile just creamed it.
Don’t know if it’s the smartest thing to ask on a T-Nation forum, given what the automatic reaction will be for a T-man, but anybody every seen this before or tried it?