YouTube Description: The Hot Wheels Rip Rod, featuring the 1.0L Ford EcoBoost engine, is an evolution of the static project car first seen at SEMA last year on the Ford Motor Company stand and designed and built by Mattel and Bandito Brothers. The 2012 Rip Rod was featured on a trailer pulled by a special Ford Transit Connect with Hot Wheels livery.

The Ford Racing team in the United States and Europe worked with Bandito Brothers on the integration of the 1.0L EcoBoost engine, the same engine that was named 2012-13-14 International Engine of the Year. This video captures the completion of Bandito Brothers’ journey from static property to race ready vehicle.