A great rally car is defined by many aspects, such as its power, speed, and handling. All of these elements are very important in the context of motorsport. This is the same case with the cars in the Gumball 3000 rally.
The rally isn’t a race like the Monte Carlo Rally, but it is more of a road trip, a 3000-mile journey wherein all of the world-class drivers and celebrity car enthusiasts get to show off their cars. There have been a plethora of amazing entries over the years.
The standards in the rally have been set quite high for the Gumball 3000 cars in its 2022 edition, and the fans have been expecting some serious machinery to be displayed and make the trip.
The rally will start in Toronto on the 27th of May and end on the 3rd of June in Miami, and you can look for more details at https://gumballgiveaway.com/.
Let Us Look At Some Of The Craziest Cars From The Gumball Rally
This list has to start with the famous Gumball 3000 version Batmobile. This beast was unleashed during the 2015 rally.
This car was originally built by the Swedish company Caresto on a Lamborghini Gallardo chassis with a 5.2-liter V10 engine which generates power worth 560 horsepower. The body of this car is made entirely out of black carbon fiber.
This was a second attempt to run a Batmobile on the Gumball 3000 rally. They also had a 2013-14 entry which was the replica of the Batmobile as seen in the Dark Knight Trilogy of movies. However, that car had a lot of issues that could not resolve.
The 2015 model of the Batmobile is more like a version 2.0 of the Batmobile, which is based on the Arkham Knight videogame or even the one driven by Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman. The Dublin police had pulled this car over when it was en route to Bucharest to get some pictures.
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, also known as Deadmau5, has been nominated for six Grammy awards. However, the most remarkable creation of the Canadian music producer and DJ has been the modified 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider which debuted in the 2014 rally.
The paint scheme stood out in this car; Nyan Cat Meme painted this car. The stereo of this car was also hooked up in such a way by Deadmau5 that it would only play the Nyan Cat theme song.
It was only standard for Deadmau5 to name this car the Purrari and teamed up with Tony Belleci from Myth Busters to form his own Team Purrari. They replaced the Ferrari logos on the vehicle with Purrari symbols, which led to a lawsuit from Ferrari. They finally had to put the car up for sale.
Coulthard’s Need For Speed
There has always been some sort of a Formula 1 involvement at Gumball 3000. Specific modified street-legal versions of F1 cars make their way into the rally.
There have been instances wherein Former F1 drivers have been entering the rally. Former Mclaren and Red Bull Driver David Coulthard had bought in a Mercedes E63 AMG coupe to the 2016 rally.
David almost did not complete the rally since he was over the speed limit by 30 mph in the Alsace region of France by riding at 110 mph. He was pulled over by the French Police and then paid a fine of around 150 dollars.
If Coulthard had gone faster, he would’ve been stripped of his license, and his rally would have stopped then and there.
John Cena made his debut at the Gumball 3000 rally in 2013 with the Incinerator. John Cena has taken a similar path to The Rock. He has been acting in big-budget moves.
The former WWE star, John Cena, is also a hardcore car lover, and he just had to come to the Gumball rally. The Incinerator is a rebuilt of the 5.5 liter V8 Corvette. This car is no normal Corvette. This car was rebuilt from a Wreck.
Parker Brother Concepts did the design of the car. The car was made to seem futuristic from the year 3000. The flamethrowers on the car added a nice touch to it, and the car set a good mark on the rally.
XZIBIT And The Lamborghini
This was one of the most infamous celebrity moments in the Gumball 3000 rally. Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, also known as Xzibit, has some minor RAP hits and appeared on the Gumball rally, and also had a show on MTV titled Pimp My Ride.
He joined the rally in 2007 with an epic Lamborghini Gallardo. Unlike David Coulthard, Xzibit had to lose out on his license after getting pulled over in the Netherlands, where he was going over 100 MPH in a 60 MPH zone.
After that, Xzibit’s co-driver had to take over for the rest of the rally. Xzibit had gotten confused between miles and kilometers, which led him to Overspeed in the region. These controversies did not prevent him from making a comeback in 2010 with a modified version of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
Luckily he did not make any more speeding controversies with the Porsche. Xzibit continued to subsequently visit the Gumball 3000 rallies in the future to display his vast collection of modified beasts.