Powerful little Corvette built using the shell of a children’s bed

Published on Aug 21, 2023 at 12:02 PM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Aug 21, 2023 at 4:20 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Powerful little Corvette built using the shell of a children’s bed

This Corvette go-kart has been made from scratch using the shell of a children’s bed. 

The man behind the build, Gilbert from Texas, calls his creation the ‘Poorvette’ because “when you can’t buy an actual Corvette, you build your own”.

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Gilbert, who goes by gilbertr300 online, built the Poorvette with a fully detailed interior. 

It has a working gear stick, steering wheel, dashboard with speedometer and tachometer, and of course, a racing seatbelt. 

And to power the children’s bed, he took an engine from a Honda CBR600 F4 bike, which explains why it’s so loud.

Check out this transformation from bed to Corvette go-kart!

The Texan built the Poorvette to be able to do burnouts, donuts, and drifting and says “it’s proven it can handle that quite well”. 

As for its top speed, he says “it’s probably faster than I’m willing to go in it”. 

“Maybe someday I’ll take it to an eighth-mile drag strip to get a little taste of what it’s capable of doing,” he said.

Gilbert, who is a professional automotive technician, says building go-karts like the Poorvette is a beloved hobby of his. 

It’s not his first crazy build either. 

“I build them for fun, but I do sell them off once I’ve had my fun and am ready to move on to the next build,” he said.

Check out just how powerful the Poorvette is here!


Gilbert says there’s just one thing the little Corvette go-kart can’t do and that’s driving in reverse. 

“But that’s something I can live with,” he said. 

“The sound of a street bike on a go-kart is a sound that is unrivaled by any motor with reverse,” he said. 

“Plus, who needs reverse when you can do a 180 drift?” 

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Kate Bain

Kate Bain is the Page Editor at supercarblondie.com. She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.