Crazy Coupe 88 is a heavyweight robot which competed in the 2016 series of Robot Wars, built by a Barnsley-based team.
The robot's name is based on the Wacky Races cartoon, and the Kill Bill film series - 'Coupe' comes from the Creepy Coupe car in Wacky Races, while the Crazy 88 gang in Kill Bill determined the remainder of the name.
Crazy Coupe 88 is an invertible robot, and is constructed from 3mm aluminium checker plate, over Kevlar/Carbon-Fibre under-armour. It features a different spinning weapon at each end. At the front of the robot is a 17-inch horizontal bar spinner, which rotates at 2450RPM. The back end of the robot is covered by a vertical disc, which is tipped with elongated blades, in order to try and use the disc as a lifter. However, its wheels are highly exposed.
Robot History Edit
Crazy Coupe 88 appeared in Episode 5, where it faced Beast, Gabriel and Infernal Contraption in its first round melee. It managed to attack the plastic wheels of Gabriel on its first attack, but after being unable to catch its opponents, Crazy Coupe 88 was thrown over by Beast. After this, it drove straight into the clutches of Dead Metal, which cut in with its saw. Crazy Coupe 88 was instantly immobilised by this House Robot attack, and was eliminated from the competition, suffering an extra attack from Dead Metal while being counted out.
|UK Robot Wars Series 8||Episode 5||Group Battle||Beast,
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1