G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra cycle and G.I. Joe dune buggy featured on Powerblock

I will admit, I’m not entirely sure what a “Powerblock” is, but apparently it’s a TV series on Spike geared towards fans of motorsports.  Last week the show aired a segment going behind the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and had some considerable content on not only the transforming Cobra motorcycle that we’ve seen in several clips, but also with what looks to be a G.I. Joe themed military dune buggy.

According to PowerblockTV.com it looks as if certain segments air online after airing on television, so there is a good chance we’ll get to see this segment, but for now, we rely on press photos courtesy of Comic Book Movie.

Check out the mirrored images and the episode synopsis below.

“This weekend on PowerBlock, we go behind the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation slated to hit movie theaters in Spring 2013. Our sponsor Royal Purple has a role in this sequel to “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” and Courtney gives you an advanced look at some of the vehicles including a 17’ combat dune buggy armed with a 50 caliber machine gun and a radically transformed 796 Ducati attack bike. The buggy weighs nearly 6000 pounds and has 450 horsepower. You’ll meet the builder and Picture Car Coordinator, Bill Barillaro, responsible for the buggy and 22-ton, 16′ tall Hiss Tank. Bill started his career in the movie “Speed” as a bus mechanic. Courtney also welcomes the man who arms all the vehicles and the actors, Kevin McCullough. Check it out on PowerBlock June 23 & 24. For more go to GIJoemovie.com or RoyalPurple.com”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000507057279 Robert Morris

    damn wish i had that motorcycle, looks rough.

  • Hawkwinter

    I want that bike! lol

    May have to customize one of mine into something like that. Wonder how often I’d get pulled over for those machine guns ;)

  • Eric Hsu

    Just wondering why it’s being called a GI Joe dune buggy rather than an AWE Striker.

  • Scott

    I like to watch Gearz with Stacey David, I highly recommend it. He had a segment about modern slot cars that is one of my favorite.

    I caught these shorts with the GIJoe vehicles, I thought it was pretty cool, but I don’t know if I got much more enlightened other than seeing them.

    I can’t remember what the real world vehicle is under the ‘Joe buggy.

  • kris b

    I would love to see this episode of PowerBlock but I can’t seem to locate it anywhere.