1. The hot rod was the brainchild of Raul and Melbourne-based entrepreneur and marketer Steve Sammartino.
2. Here it is in action.
The project was crowd funded, after Sammartino sent out a tweet which said: “Interested in investing $500 - $1,000 in a project which is awesome and a world first tweet me. Need about 20 participants.”
3. The car was constructed in the Oaida family garage in in Hunedoara, 400 km away from Bucharest, before being shipped to a secret location in Melbourne, Australia.
Sammarino told the BBC: “What I am is a technology enthusiast and I wanted to show what is possible when you crowd-fund an idea and use young talented people. I met this crazy Romanian teenager on the web and we came up with the idea but I knew that I couldn’t afford to fund it,”