Ichabod is itchy

July 6, 2006

The need for speed

Filed under: cars — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:39 pm

Do you feel that you’ve just not enough speed on your car? This from Wired

“…Ron Patrick. He wanted something unique for his 2000 VW Beetle. So he mounted a $270,000, 26,000-rpm, 1,350-horsepower, Navy-surplus helicopter jet turbine in the trunk.”

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“The Stanford PhD and car computer designer spent four years making the vehicle safe to drive, but now, when he needs a boost, he just switches on an afterburner (which shoots an 8-foot-long flame out the back).”

4 years? Some men spend too much time on their cars…

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