Medieval One Is A Wild $80,000+ Hot Rod Built From Scratch
Let’s say you have around $ 100,000 to spend on your next car. That’s a considerable amount, especially if you go for the second-hand, and the new car market has some great choices that will satisfy those looking for performance and design. Needless to say, you will find high horsepower head turns with no problem. Or, you can build your own custom hot rod and get all the attention on the road and while you’re parked. For good measure, design it around the era of knights, castles, and weapons that cause blunt trauma and slice through your enemies with ease. That’s exactly the idea behind Medieval One, a bespoke metal-clad hot rod that’s been described as the craziest car on the planet.
Designed and built by Bohata Design Inc., AJ Bohata talks about the design and inspiration behind Medieval One. It started out as a propane tank that was cut and reassembled with 1 / 16th stainless steel metal. The chassis has been laser cut and TIG welded internally, the front using a suspended axle with spoke rods and transverse monoleaf, and the rear using air suspension. The centerpiece is the knight’s helmet, which doubles as the driver’s cockpit. It is hydraulically assisted and comes complete with all instrument panels and switches for the lights and engine. Oh, and there’s nitrous too.
Powering Medieval One is a small block Chevy 335ci with a Weiand 6-71 supercharger and electronic fuel injection that makes nearly 1,000 horsepower. And, yes, these are headers snakes responsible for the nitrous oxide purge tube. Medieval One was designed in such a way that the power steering, air conditioning and alternator are kept low in the chassis, bringing the engine and its medieval air filter to the fore. Overall, the project took a ton of man-hours and cost around $ 200,000. Expensive? Yes. Unique? Absolutely.