Some how, Mechanical Engineer Ron Patrick managed to squeeze a GE Model T58-8F helicopter turboshaft engine into his VW Beetle. This custom Beetle now gets 1,350 horsepower thanks to the jet protruding out the back. This bad boy redlines at 26,000 RPM.

Somehow, this Beetle is still street legal. As long as I’m not behind them at a red light, I’d love to see this thing on the street.

And yeah, that’s one Beetle I’d actually drive.

Street Legal Jet Powered VW Beetle [TechEBlog]



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."