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10 Most Insane Cars With Jet Engines
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Jet engines are normally found on aircraft and weren’t made for land vehicles. But don’t tell any of that to the people who built and designed these jet-powered creations. And what do you get when you put a jet engine in a land vehicle? Find out by taking a look at these 10 Insane Cars with Jet Engines and see for yourself.
FireForce 3 Jet Car – Funny cars are usually packing 10,000+ horsepower nitro burning Hemi V8’s, but not the FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car. It has a Pratt & Whitney J60 engine from a Sikorsky Skycrane helicopter which puts out over 5500 pounds of thrust.
Bloodhound SSC 1,000mph – This Jet powered land speed vehicle was built with only one goal: to match or exceed 1000 miles, or 1609 kilometers per hour. It’s equipped with two engines; an auxiliary power unit in the form of a 550 horsepower Supercharged Jaguar V8 Engine which also drives the oxidizer pump for the rocket.
Shockwave Jet Powered Truck – If you can strap a jet engine to it, it probably exists. You can’t have a jet-powered funny car and dragster without a jet-powered semi-truck. And if its big enough, why not three jet engines?
FireForce 5 Jet Car –The Fireforce 5 is a Jet Dragster owned by the same people who build the Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car. The Jet Dragster has an explosive thrust of over 5500-foot pounds and consumes 28 gallons of aviation fuel on each run which only takes 5.1 seconds.
Jet Powered School Bus – By now you might think you have seen it all when it comes to jet-powered vehicles. That is until you see ‘School Time’, the jet engine powered school bus. It looks like a regular school bus but was entirely custom built by using aircraft materials that could withstand the power of the jet engine.
Budweiser Rocket – The Budweiser Rocket is a very famous jet-powered car, and it has been claimed that it is the very first supersonic jet car to break the sound barrier. The Budweiser Rocket 3 wheeled land vehicle was powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine with an extra boost from a Sidewinder missile.
Thrust SSC - The British Thrust SSC is officially recognized by the FIA as breaking the land speed record and the sound barrier as well. This incredible supersonic jet car holds the land speed record and on October 15th, 1997 set a record of 763 miles per hour, around 1,228 kilometers per hour.
THE TURBINE-POWERED LOTUS – A jet engine is usually a turbine engine, but a turbine engine is not generally a jet engine. That sounds confusing, but in this case the exhaust from the Pratt and Whitney turbine of the T56B Lotus is directed upwards at about 45 degrees delivering only about 50 pounds of thrust and exerts downward pressure, not jet propulsion.
Howmet TX – The Howmet was another turbine-powered car that came out in the late 60’s. The interesting thing about this amazing car is that it was a turbine experimental car that went up against the Ford GT’s, the Porsche factory and Ferrari teams and actually beat these cars.
JET Powered Dodge Charger – You might recognize this beast from the Fast and Furious series; The Fate of the Furious. It’s called The Ice Charger and it’s an all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger that has a turbine fitted in the trunk. However, the turbine doesn’t actually propel the car. It’s actually powered by a Chevrolet LS engine that has plenty of power for the stuntmen. Still, even though the car isn’t powered by the jet engine as previously mentioned, it is a cool car.