Being in a wheelchair has to be one of the worst things a person has to deal with. And we salute anyone who’s in that situation. We also want to salute those who’ve taken their handicap and turned it into a badass mode of transportation. Here are our favorite 11.
1. The Tank Chair
You might think driving a Porsche is a great way to pick up girls. But, I’m pretty sure crushing a Porsche as you drive over it with your Tank Chair is an even better way to pick up girls. (Am I right, ladies?)
2. The Flame-Throwing Wheelchair
Stairs and inclines used to be the biggest problem for people in wheelchairs. But when your chair can hit 20 mph and shoot flames 15 feet into the air, it seems little things like “problems” would become a thing of the past.
3. The Batchair
How much better would The Dark Knight have been if Batman managed to save the day using this wheelchair instead of all his fancy gadgets. (The answer: A LOT better.)
4. The Boss Hoss Advantage Wheelchair
According to the manufacturer: “The trike has been designed with a wheelchair lift built into the chassis, which is hidden by the fiberglass truck-style trike body. All the controls of the trike are hand operable to accommodate individuals that do not have use of their legs.” According to the guy driving it, “This rules.”
5. The Robotic Wheelchair
I have no idea what this wheelchair does, but by the looks of it, I’d guess it can travel time, reanimate human tissue and make you a smoothie all at the same time.
6. The X4 Extreme Wheelchair
This wheelchair is so extreme I bet you could drive it to the moon.
7. The Kenguru Wheelchair Car
According to the manufacturer “The driver simply rolls into place, locks down the wheelchair, and drives off using a joystick like controller.” It’s like Fred Flintstone’s car, except this one probably won’t flip over when you order a dinosaur’s ribcage from your local take-out.
8. The Patio Furniture Wheelchair
Your wheelchair doesn’t always need to be futuristic and extreme to be awesome. Sometimes you just want to sit on the back deck and sip an ice cold Budweiser in your patio chair. Well, with this, you can bring the comfort of your back patio with you everywhere.
9. The Solarola Wheelchair
Using no gas or electricity, the Solarola wheelchair is one of the only wheelchairs that gets its power from the sun. Take that Prius owners.
10. The iBot Wheelchair
This wheelchair can go up stairs, bring a person to eye level and make it look like your popping a world’s raddest wheelie whenever you want.
11. The Hunting Wheelchair
The guy who made this wheelchair was an avid hunter who had to have his leg amputated. Yes, this chair was made specifically for the purpose of blowing away animals. Can you say that about your Geo Metro?