I first got a tip on this jet powered Volkswagen Beetle a few days ago and dismissed it because it was so stinkin’ expensive (I could almost buy half a SoCal starter home for that much cash…) but then it kept appearing in the tips box from various tippers (Matt V, Carter, Matt C, probably a few more), so…as they say; when in Rome, burn down your neighbor’s house with a jet engine. Anyway, this is one way to get a Volkswagen New Beetle to be remotely desirable, but I still think the turboshaft powered 928 was the best jet powered car, closely followed by the deathwish Turbolden Jetodore. Find this 2000 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $550,000 in Sunnyvale, CA via craigslist.
This next car is either a really expensive project that needs thousands of dollars of work to get it on the road…or a really good deal on a jet engine sitting on a “vehicle” chassis. Not sure which yet…but I’d take it for a test drive. Find this 1970s Jet Dragster Allison J35 here on eBay offered for […]
Okay, this is easy. I’ve found a 60’s era Boeing gas turbine engine on ebay and you need to find me the vehicle that it should go into. A Prius, a Pontiac Aztec, a Tesla, a Model A — it really doesn’t matter the price or cost or value of said vehicle — you just […]
Earlier this year I had the good fortune to visit the land down under for a business trip and I can tell you it was a magical place. The scenery was otherworldly and the cars were also from another dimension…but this next car is not just another fast saloon car, its a bloody ripper. If […]
The EV-1 might be the first car to wear the crown as a modern electric car from a OE manufacturer, but the truth is that electric cars were very common in the early days of the automobile. As time marched onward, the speeds and distances required outpaced 1920s battery state-of-the-art, so the electric car went […]
Have you ever been cruisin’ down the I90 outside of Cleveland and sorta thought you heard a jet, but the noises got uncomfortably loud, to the point you fully expect to see a 747 landing gear in your rear-view, expect you don’t…what you see is a red Porsche 928. And then it blasts by you […]
The third generation Mitsubishi Eclipse was a huge disappointment for speed junkies and Mitsubishi performance enthusiasts when it was released for the 2000 model year. Gone was the peppy turbocharged 4-banger and road-hugging all-wheel-drive, in its place was a ponderous sloppy suspension and V6 power mated to the bloated Chrysler Sebring (ST-22) chassis. Just about […]
Welcome back to another episode of The Twister, a quiz with a twist. We find some random object on eBay/craigslist/reddit and you get to figure out how to make it better. Today’s random object is a home-brew jet engine kit, built from an automotive turbocharger, fuel pump, and combustor– find it here on eBay listed […]