Now aside from this being to coolest Beetle you will ever see in your life, why would you want to put money into something like this if you couldn't even ride it on the street. Hehe, I got some good news for you! It's completely street legal. The only problem is you can't engage the supersonic jet engine on the road. How sad. You're more than welcome to use it's original gasoline engine though!
Mr. Ron Patrick - creator of the jet engine beetle, has his PHD in mechanical engineering from Standford university. That means he knows what the hell he's doing.
How fast does this car go?
The jet engine boasts about 1350 horsepower. However, Ron doesn't really know exactly how fast it can make the car go. This is what he said:
"I don't know how fast the car will go and probably never will. The car was built to thrill me, not kill me. That doesn't stop me from the occasional blast on the highway though."
Ron Patrick used a General Electric Model T58-8F, which is a helicopter turboshaft engine that he modified into a jet engine.
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"If someone with the name "b_laden13" is the highest eBay bidder for my Beetle can I refuse his offer even if he has the prestigious eBay Red Shooting Star feedback rating (the highest)?"
Find more photographs and information on this Jet engine powered Bettle at ronpatrickstuff.com
Anyone wanna go for a ride?