Just at the time when you are pretty sure you’ve seen every crazy car out there, here comes a jet engine powered Beetle to move the bar. It is for sale, and the price tag reaches half a million dollars. This car truly is a pocket rocket. Modified by a Stanford engineer, it is a result of an effort to create jet powered car that is still street legal. The engine itself is a modification using helicopter shaft and producing over 1,300 horse power. There are flames shooting out of it, and that alone will provide a very dramatic effect.
- The Jet Beetle appears for sale on Craigslist for over a half a million dollars.
- It was created by a mechanical engineer from Stanford who wanted a wild, street-legal ride.
- The Volkswagen uses a standard gas engine for regular driving, with the jet engine used for fun.
“The pièce de résistance is the giant General Electric T58-8F engine. This is actually a helicopter turboshaft motor that was converted into a jet engine thanks to some internal modifications and a custom tailpipe. The 300-pound beast now spins up to 26,000 RPM and can produce a gutsy 1,350 horses along with billowing flames for dramatic effect.”