American built turbojet Smart. And you can ride it on ordinary roadsDecember 22, 2018
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.
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