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Driver on closed track. Don’t try this without professional help.

Exploring the limits of Coke & Mentos power, this is the new Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car: Mark II — faster, farther, and even more soaking wet.

 

Check out our other rocket car vidos, including the Coke Zero and Mentos Rocket Car: Mark I: The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car

And the Mark I in 3-D:  3D – The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car

And see the Rocket Car Mark II face off with the Mark I in the Rocket Car Showdown: Which goes farther: raw power or refined aerodynamics?

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About The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car: Mark II
After years of work, we've harnessed the explosive power of Coke and Mentos and achieved human propulsion! 54 bottles of Coke Zero and 324 Mentos mints combine to propel EepyBird into the annals of bizarre records. After the success of the Mark I, this is the Mark II: smaller, lighter, sleeker, faster... And farther! Yep, this vehicle went farther than the Mark I, with just half the fuel.

The music track is System Countdown by our friends at AudioBody off their album Do Something Difficult.

How Does This Work?
This is one not to try at home.

The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car uses a piston mechanism: a six-foot long rod sits inside a six-foot long tube attached to each bottle of Coke Zero. When the Mentos drop into the soda, the pressure tries to push the rod out of the tube. With 54 rods all pushing at once, that gives us a lot of power.

All that power is pushing against a solid wall that's attached to a sheet of plywood that runs under the rocket car itself -- so the wall won't move, the rocket car will. We get one big push for six feet, and then it’s all coasting from there.

Want to know what makes the soda fly out of the bottle? Will you explode if you drink Coke and eat Mentos? Click here to find out about the power of Coke and Mentos: The Science of Coke and Mentos

Don’t Try This at Home!
Seriously, don’t try this at home. There is a huge amount of power involved, and we don’t want you to get hurt.

What you can (and should) try at home is the Coke & Mentos geyser: you can get your own Coke and Mentos Kit: EepyBird's Diet Coke and Mentos Kit which includes nozzles just like the ones we use in our geyser videos, or you can click here: Make Your Own Coke & Mentos Geysers to learn how you can make Coke and Mentos geysers with stuff from around your house.

Credits
The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car: Mark II by EepyBird: Fritz Grobe (the short one) and Stephen Voltz (the tall one). Music by AudioBody.

Filmed in Oxford, Maine at Oxford Plains Speedway. Big thanks to Butch Lenberg and the gang at the Speedway for making that possible. Thanks to the EepyBird pit crew: Big Dave Tardy and Casey Turner. Captured on video by the one and only Mike Miclon, with able help from Shane Miclon and Brian Miclon.

The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car: Mark II was welded together by the incomparable S & T Productions, with an odd assortment of parts around a pedal car frame, by Nick Salvati and Big Dave Tardy.

And thanks to Coca-Cola Zero and Mentos for making this possible!

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  • Zrz

    Interesting this is almost the identical distance of the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk…

  • Yes

    Car of the future, I await Fiat to sell this car.

  • Nicholas Hubbard

    They are losing a lot of energy to leaks and not all of the energy is being used for propulsion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris10haley Kristen Haley

    Thanks for the share :) great innovation with energy!

  • Kevin Rusch

    I know — i felt the same way. I’d like to see them try it again with multiple stages.

  • Sally Mitchell

    Loved it, just wish you put the distance in meters (63.7 meters)

  • Na

    Finally; you can add sugar to the fuel tank! :) LOL

  • Jubjub Bj

    Wouldn’t it be better to use the pressure of the coke bottles to spin something like a drive shaft to make the wheels spin that way it has a more constant force instead of one big push at the start. not trying 2 piss anyone of just trying 2 help. looks like heaps of fun tho

  • tchouffadesynthese

    Tant de talent, how is it possible ?

  • Bob K.

    Isn’t there anyone here concerned about carbon emissions? Or coke addiction? Or mental problems? This is rocket science!

  • Retablop

    Je suis ému.

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  • Hopefully no cameras were harmed in the making of this video

  • concerned soda geyser fan

    I’m thinking have multiple stages, rather than one short burst. If you can find some way to make the mentos fall in it one ring at a time (the outer ring of pipes and bottles and move inward progressively), then you can get a longer blast, more time moving, and there will be progressive acceleration to a decent speed.

  • Personne

    so funny

  • Joseph Hultman

    can you send me a kit of the car pleas?

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