By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun

A TEAM of film fanatics have built their very own car equipped with machine guns and an RPG

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Videographer / director: Christoph Hagen
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Marcus Cooper

Angelo Zannin built the car with his colleagues at Z Montagen

Inspired by the 2008 movie Death Race, which starred British actor Jason Statham, the car started life as a Chrysler 300.

The vehicle was converted from a Chrysler 300

Angelo Zannin, 47, and his team Z Montagen, a group of shop fitters from Braunschweig, Germany, managed to build the vehicle in just a few months.

Angelo said: “From having the initial idea for building the car inspired by watching the film, then analysing how it could work, collecting images and data to now, it’s been nine months.”

It took the team of shop fitters nine months to build the car

The car conversion cost the dedicated team €20K (£15,754) to build as it was in terrible condition when it arrived at their garage.

Angelo said: “It had an engine failure when we bought it and we rebuilt it accordingly. Everything that had to go, went. All luxurious features were taken out and then we rebuilt it completely.”

A new and more powerful 7.5 litre Ford engine was put into the car allowing it to reach up to speeds of 200 km/h (125 mph).

The gadgets on the car are controlled by switches
The team mounted machine guns on the bonnet and an RPG on the roof of the car

Similar to its movie counterpart. the car boasts an arsenal of weapons and gadgets and can even emit smoke from the back and has a push button ignition.

Angelo said: “ Anything we post on Facebook people show a lot of interest there and write positive comments”

Special features on the car, which include missiles and the ability to spray oil, are controlled by switches in the vehicle.

These additions to the car have garnered it world wide attention online.

Angelo said: “Anything we post on Facebook people show a lot of interest there and write positive comments.”

The car which has a 7.5 litre ford engine can reach up to 125 mph

Although shop fitters by trade, Z Montagen often take on incredible projects such as the Death Race car. The team are currently working on their newest and possibly most challenging endeavour yet.

Angelo said: “We’ve been having conversations about building the X Wing from Star Wars in its original size which we’ve actually started already.”