This Chevy Corvette is powered by an 880-horsepower jet engine.

This Chevy Corvette is powered by an 880-horsepower jet engine.

March 21, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Enthusiasts installed a 1978 jet engine that was previously used in a helicopter under the hood of a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette sports coupe.

  What you see in the above video from the Barcroft Cars team is really the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette with a jet engine under the hood. It does not have a massive turbofan with an afterburner borrowed from the F-22 Raptor or any advanced fighter. However, the gasoline engine under the long hood of the C3 sounds very powerful, and it generates at least 880 horsepower.

The engine replacement is certainly impressive, especially considering how this car looks from the outside. Despite the large wheels, it can be assumed that this is quite a regular Corvette of the 1970s.

 However, this will change after the powerful Pratt & Whitney ST-6B engine is launched. Originally designed for use in a helicopter, the motor fits quite easily under the hood of a sports coupe of the C3 generation. The motor is connected to an automatic transmission that transfers power to the rear wheels.

A large capacitor in front of the engine compartment is designed for air conditioning. Yes, this jet car offers some degree of comfort, which is absolutely necessary, given the fact that the exhaust of the jet engine can reach temperatures above 537.78 degrees Celsius. A special exhaust system takes up most of the Corvette underbody, exiting through the diffuser at the rear, across the entire width of the car.

 There are other problems associated with installing a jet 880-horsepower engine in a small two-seater sports car. Among other things, it is quite noisy for daily use. The video mentions the gluttony of the motor, although accurate consumption data are not provided. Even if the engine is idling, the car can accelerate to 100 km / h. If desired, a speed of 100 km / h this vehicle can overcome in less than three seconds. Coupe now costs over $ 800,000