Jet-powered go-kart roars onto eBay
MOT, tax, afterburner, one careful owner
Those of you with a need for speed may be interested in this eBay auction which is offering "for the price of a sports motorcycle" a jet-powered go-kart guaranteed to attract all the right kind of attention:
This kart is the result of several thousands of pounds and many, many man hours of work and was designed, constructed and operated by a qualified aircraft engineer.
Fitted with a MILITARY spec JFS-100 jet engine normally used as a jet fuel starter for the US Navy A7 corsair carrier aircraft.
Additionally, and possibly uniquely, it is fitted with a superb AFTERBURNER unit creating extra thrust, noise and spectacular fire and smoke effects. Perfect for shows! Push one button to inject fuel, then push the other to ignite!
Full autostart system means easy starting, NO airbottles needed, comes with its own 24v starting unit.
Excellent instrumentation fitted including EGT gauge to monitor engine running and a digital % RPM gauge too.
The kart sits very,very low and handles like it's on rails, totally rocksteady at speed.
Everywhere this kart goes it draws large crowds and could be a show winner or suitable for sponsorship.
Top speed is unknown, and I have no figures for 0-60 or quarter mile speeds.
And so on. What worries us slightly is that last sentence, coupled with the fact that none of the snaps show the beast fired up. We're not saying it doesn't work, rather that it quite likely works rather too well. Mind you, the idea of giving a speed camera the finger while doing Mach 0.6 round the M25 is rather appealing... ®
Thanks to Foxdie for the high-speed tip-off.
for the price of a fireblade you can have a JET POWERED KART....
Just no... I mean, come off it. Do I want to get a 160+mph bike with a sub 3 second 0-60 and fantastic performance and looks that matches women's Brad Pritt fantasies?
I'm guessing, wildy mind you, that cornering is not fantastic - if it exists, pulling away from silly boy racers is hard to do at best and is more uncomfortable than the original Green Meanie. Between a Fireblade and a drag kart... Fireblade wins hands down in all but... but... fuel consumption?
Nice engineering though, if you can build that, how about going one up and trebling the size and power? Mega Kart?
...only on Nintendo
The line about giving the speed cameras the finger just had me in stitches..
Maybe it´s because I´m on holiday elsewhere, but the image of setting off every UK robotic tax collector at Mach 0.6 is really funny.
Of course, I don´t think I´d sell it as a vehicle...rather I´d sell it as a cure for constipation!
has some videos as well