is that a jet engine sticking out of your ass, or did you just get too excited?
I'll have my extension back, thank you.
I'm amused that it has the stock casette player.
If he'd gone with the CD option it'd be skipping all over the place!
Even if it did skip, you wouldnt even be able to hear it at all with a 23,000 RPM turbine roaring in your back seat.
Jet engines are loud(tm).
Good point... he mentioned the flower on the dash kept getting sucked into the fan, so I guess that's a good call.
Any device with the following three settings is automatically exempt from gayness:Cool, Big-Fire, and Afterburner
The guy even has jet scooters for Robin.
And I thought I had too much free time.
The jet scooter looks like at least 27 different kinds of awesome.
My guesstimation is that given enough time to get up to speed, this thing could go fast enough to pull the tires off the rims from their own inertia. He'd probably run out of fuel first though.
So running out of fuel is a safety feature at that point?
I think the size of the fuel tank is the ONLY safety feature on that thing. :)
I wonder what his insurance company thinks about that thing. I can only imagine the look on the insurance adjusters face.
"This is what avarice looks like, sucker!"
I don't think pulling tires off the rims would be your problem. Your problem would be when you eventually needed to stop, and all you had was the tiny little stock brake rotors. He might be wise to invest into some kind of parachute.
Considering aerodynamic drag quadruples every time you double your speed, I'd say it would slow down pretty fast on its own once you cut the power at insane speeds. You'd need a long straight track to even get this thing to high speeds, like a dry lake bed. If you've got space to get up to speed, you've got space to coast before you brake.
You're right though. The first thing you should modify on a racecar is the brakes. There is no point in going fast if you cant stop.
I doubt he's ever used this thing for thrust. The acceleration would be very slow, with a very high top end speed. Its sort of like putting an ion drive on a car. Not much point.
He probably just likes melting peoples bumpers. Exhaust gasses from a turbine are in the 600-800C range. "Do not tailgate me or I'll melt your bumper and explosively vaporize your radiator coolant."
This car would actually be cool if the turbine was attached to a gearbox and linked to the driveshaft like it was intended to do in a helicopter. THAT would be some serious power.
"I was thinking of putting it into an import car show but the promoter told me that it looked too plain and recommended that I put some decals on it, lower it, and put on some aftermarket wheels."
The ultimate in, "Don't tailgate me, bitch."
Imagine trying to draft behind that car..
CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE SECTION 24604:
Whenever the load upon any vehicle extends, or whenever anyintegral part of any vehicle projects, to the rear four feet or morebeyond the rear of the vehicle, as measured from the taillamps, thereshall be displayed at the extreme end of the load or projecting partof the vehicle during darkness, in addition to the requiredtaillamp, two red lights with a bulb rated not in excess of sixcandlepower plainly visible from a distance of at least 500 feet tothe sides and rear. At any other time there shall be displayed atthe extreme end of the load or projecting part of the vehicle a solidred or fluorescent orange flag or cloth not less than 12 inchessquare.
...Shit. I thought I had him.
Dude... Slashdot beat you to this one, it was posted in May.
Dude, try to hypothesize a universe in which I care even a little bit about this important information you have shared with me.
Burn. You have been burned theevilthatisnt
I don't read slashdot.
How insightful. Slashdot sucks.
This would be in the universe where anyone cared about slashdot anymore, right?
let's just hope the hyphy movement doesn't find out about this or there will be huge flames up and down eleventh street every weekend...
Damn.. And I thought my flatmate was cool for modding his car-panel to blue LEDs and adding a Firewire jack to charge his iPod..
So now people can have their car be a metaphor for their penis without having to upgrade to those enviro-unfriendly monster trucks and Hummers? Shweet!
OK, what parallel universe do you live in where jet engines are considered environmentally responsible?
I'm not good with math but I suspect there are more people driving environmentally unfriendly Hummers and SUV's than there are modified VW bugs with jet engines on the back.
In my parallel universe, "eco-friendly" celebrities and politicians fly around the globe in luxury jets rather than travelling commercial.