The Bloodhound SCC is a 44-foot-long “car” that uses a jet engine to accelerate to 350 MPH. Then it turns on a rocket to barf up the equivalent of 135,000 horsepower. That means it can hit 1,000 MPH within one minute of being parked. In theory.
It's easy to understand why people like monster trucks and jet cars: they're big, they're loud, and they're fast. But there's something deeper, and it's remarkably simple.
Sometimes it's like I'm the only one. Like I'm the only person who feels the way I do about life, happiness, and really fast cars. And then I see a Bigfoot vs jet car drag race.
What happens when you take a salvaged US Navy jet engine out of a Banshee fighter jet and stuff it into a '67 Mustang fastback? You get "The Krispy Kritter," and it's for sale!
Remember the urban legend about the guy who strapped a JATO rocket to his 1967 Chevy Impala and drove it into the side of a cliff at 300 mph? Paul "Hot Rod" Stender built a 10,000-hp salute to that guy.
You have an extra jet engine. You have a minivan. Ding! You now have an idea.
"School Time" is a jet-powered school bus using a 42,000HP engine from a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. It's 10ft tall, 35ft long, and if you're anywhere Dayton, Ohio this weekend, you can see it go 350MPH.
In honor of this weekend's first-ever NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at North Carolina's zMax Dragway, we bring you this video from months earlier that defines awesome — four jet-powered dragsters with an estimated 24,000 HP combined rocketing down the track.
You saw the grim future of a budget-capped Formula One. Forget that. Let's dream big: all the way to Mach 2. Designer Vincent Montreuil’s flying Ferrari concept comes with twin turbos—turbostator engines, that is.
While a couple of us were out at Milan Dragway witnessing the taping of "Pinks: All Out" a couple of weeks back we witnessed first hand one of the most amazing spectacles in all of motorsports — jet car drag racing. While we'd seen it before, via YouTube, in places like Saudi Arabia and Australia, and we'd even seen…