Thursday, July 5, 2007

Jet Powered VW Beetle

What can you do with a GE Model T58-8F helicopter turboshaft engine, converted to jet? With Ron Patrick’s custom VW Beetle you can have lots and lots of dangerous fun exploiting all 1350 horsepower. This monster is powered by two engines (original up front, jet in back) and is perfectly street legal since you’re only using the gasoline powered engine in normal driving conditions. But if you are feeling adventurous, fire up the jet engine which spins up to 26,000 rpm/13,000 rpm idle and watch the afterburner come to life.

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