The curious case of an M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon-equipped Toyota Prius (VIDEOS)

11/16/18 9:15 AM | by

The curious case of an M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon-equipped Toyota Prius (VIDEOS)

Starting off with a salvaged 20mm cannon from an F-16, a lot of work went into getting it working and mounted to one of Toyota’s hybrid electric go-carts.

Black Rifle Coffee’s Matt Best teamed up with FullMag’s Richard Ryan to mount the Vulcan on the Prius, seen blasting off in the above video.

Why do it? Brrrrrt.

The project, which started in June, took hundreds of hours of work and had some complications to work through, such as gutting the Prius and fabricating a mount. Also, an F-16 has a lot more power to offer to run the electrically-fired six-barreled rotary cannon than what the compact car does, a problem which required an out of the box solution. Plus, the fuel-sipping grocery-getter wasn’t designed to withstand the force of 300-pounds of cannon going off above its roof.

Still, they made it happen.

To pull it all off, they tapped in Battlefield Vegas as well as big gun experts Pat Hamilton and our buddy Bob Bigando to make it happen.

The really interesting behind-the-scenes is below. Oh, yeah, and did we mention that the rounds cost $27 a pop?

Latest Reviews

  • SASS Revolvers Square Off: Colt SA Army vs Ruger Vaquero

    The Colt SA Army and Ruger Vaquero are two popular options for those looking to wet their feet in the...

    Read Now
  • Safari guns gear

    Must Have Guns, Gear and Accesories on Safari

    There’s no better way to test hunting guns and gear than by taking them into the field and putting them...

    Read Now
  • Guns.com Unboxing Studio Presents: CZ 75 SP-01

    The CZ 75 SP-01 is a tactical pistol used by military and competitive shooters alike. It's known for being a...

    Read Now
  • Ammo Review: Winchester M1152 Active Duty 9mm

    Ammo Review: Winchester M1152 Active Duty 9mm

    Winchester's M1152 Active Duty 9mm load was adopted by the Army for the new MHS handgun program and in now...

    Read Now