Long before I had money to get myself a dope little racecar, I set my sights a little lower.

Back in โ€˜08 I started turning standard little kick scooters into powered beasts with... less than huge success. Even still, it was hard to overstate my satisfaction.

Fast forward to 2015, and Iโ€™d scored a job with a major automaker and wanted to reward myself with a present. I bought a Razer E300 electric scooter off the shelf, to see what the real deal was like.

It sucked out loud. Electric scooters are never cool, so they should at least be fast.

Thus began the journey of turning this thing into an electron-breathing, rubber-shredding monster.

Like so many bad ideas, it all started with a couple of drill batteries...