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Yes, A Minivan Needs A Jet Engine

You have an extra jet engine. You have a minivan. Ding! You now have an idea.

There are trade-offs in the world. In the case of this minivan, you give up a little cargo space for a 100,000 rpm helicopter-sourced turbine engine. It covers the eighth mile in 7.65 seconds and gets at least one kid to soccer practice on time.

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DISCUSSION

Piloter
Piloter, raging against the machine.

Aw c'mon. Take that out to a quarter-mile like the big boys do. Or a half-mile. Or a full mile. Take that 'Windstar' moniker a little more seriously and see if the aerodynamics really are good at providing downforce. If you've got a jet engine but you're chicken enough to get off it before the front end starts getting light, how do you live with the wasted potential?

Edited:

From the Gizmodo article,

"According to Chris, it can do the 1/4 mile in 11.17 seconds, and it topped at 113mph because he hasn't adjusted the rear axle ratio yet."

Now that's more like it!