American built turbojet Smart. And you can ride it on ordinary roads

American built turbojet Smart. And you can ride it on ordinary roads

December 22, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Citycar equipped with a 2000-horsepower engine from a helicopter

Colorado State resident Bill Berg has equipped the Smart with a rocket launcher. Tiny citycar with a gas turbine engine from a helicopter, giving out 2000 horsepower, can accelerate to 354 kilometers per hour.

Berg considers his creation “the perfect combination of aviation and automotive”. The General Electric T58-GE03 turbojet afterburner engine allows the car to accelerate to 257-273 kilometers per hour in approximately nine seconds. In this case, in five minutes, Smart burns about 57 liters of fuel.

Somehow Berg was able to get a license and numbers, so the hatchback is allowed on public roads. On them, he moves using stock motor, which spins the front wheels.

Last year, British engineer Tom Begnell showed a scooter for disabled people with a jet engine. The Begnell unit developed independently, having made the unique combustion chamber and having added a turbocharger from the truck to a design.