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It appears that jet-powered novely vehicles are bit like number 8 buses - you wait ages for one and loads come at once.

A photo of the jet-powered Sinclair C5Indeed, no sooner had the jet-powered go-kart roared onto eBay, than another kamikaze vehicle aficionado decided to give wannabe Richard Hammonds the chance to burn some serious rubber.

Cue the truly sensational jet-powered Sinclair C5 - a high-velocity version of the famed trundling trike. According to the maker's website, the vehicle was "purchased from a nice chap called Ron" and subsequently converted from a pedestrian piece of history into a snarling, flame-breathing beast.

Here are the vendor's "10 reasons to buy the jet C5":

  1. JFS100-13A Gas Turbine converted to a turbo jet
  2. Engine Oil Cooler Conversion
  3. Custom Aluminium Fuel Tank
  4. Hydraulic Motor Cycle Brakes
  5. 2 x 12V (24v) Oddessy Racing Batterys
  6. Digital Exhaust Temp Gauge (Red Lion)
  7. Push Button Starting, Easy as Pi
  8. Wiring Loom on a multipole connector for easy maintenance
  9. Expect 100mph plus on a good long smooth surface
  10. Very noisy and very dangerous!

Yes, it's that JFS100 engine again, as favoured by the builders of the boy racer go-kart. Many of you commented of the possible safety issues associated with bolting this powerplant onto a set of wheels, and the seller in this case warns: "Note that jet engines are inherently dangerous things to run and must be treated with care and respect, you will be solely responsible for your own safety and the people around you."

The jet-powered Sinclair C5 can be yours right now for a bargain basement £3,999.99. Life insurance is apparently not included. ®

Bootnote

Ta very much to Lee Prescott for the jet-powered tip-off.

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