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Jet Powered Go-Kart

jet powered go kart

By David Ponce

Last week’s mention of Ron Patrick’s jet powered scooter caused a bit of a stir. Which is why we’re happy to bring you (possibly quite old) news of the Jet Powered Go-Kart. This vehicle, unlike Ron’s project, actually works. What you’ve got is a go-kart with a MK101 Solent Gas Turbine Starter that produces 70bhp and 140.1bft torque. From the designers:

The engine was originally used on the Phantom Fighter aircraft as a self-contained starter unit for the main engines when ground support was not available. It is not designed to operate for more than 40 seconds at any one time, so we had to design elements such as the lubrication, fuel and cooling systems to allow for constant running.

Of course, an article about a functional jet powered go-kart wouldn’t be complete without a video. So, come inside to check it out.

[Jetkart] VIA [TechEBlog]







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8 responses to “Jet Powered Go-Kart”

  1. Tony says:

    I’ll stick with my Yamaha R1 thanks.

  2. TeamDroid says:

    Jet Powered Go-Kart…

    Now this says "Get the hell out of my way!"
    ENGINE Manufactured by Plessy. MK101 Solent Gas Turbine Starter. Power output: 70BHP. 140.1BFT Torque
    BRAKING Front and rear disc brakes and parachute
    Who wouldn’t want a go-kart that ne…

  3. Anonymous says:

    i want one. how much? lol

  4. rick thewiz says:

    im not quite as fast but im working on a pulling lawn tractor

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  6. stan70 says:

    is this kart for sale

  7. stan70 says:

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3 responses to “jet powered go kart”

  1. RichHStrain says:

    When it comes to getting the best in carhartt coats medical or healthcare apparel, you expect better quality. After all, you need to stay sterile when conditions often dictate otherwise.

  2. stan70 says:

    is this kart for sale

  3. stan70 says:

    is this kart for sale