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Jet powered Dodge Caravan

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This ain’t your average soccer mom minivan. The late 90’s model Dodge Caravan packs a helicopter jet engine to its back. The 1,000 horsepower jet engine propels the van down the 1/4 mile in 11.17 seconds (1/8 mile in 7.65 seconds @ 96 mph). Its top speed is 113 mph because the rear axle ratio has been adjusted yet. Not bad for a minivan, but to be honest, though, I’m not that impressed. I guess, I was expecting fireworks. I wanted to see this thing zip down the track. However, this thing does spit out fire! Check out the video after the jump.

The ‘fire spitting’ is purely for show. It’s done by spraying fuel into the jet’s exhaust. The owner of the project is Chris Krug, who works in Government surplus; hence, how he got the jet turbine. He spent $17,000 in modifications. Chris built the monster after being on the TV show “Junkyard Wars,” where he built a jet powered tricycle with a jet engine made from an old truck turbocharger.

Well done, Chris. Well done.

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Via: Hacked Gadgets and Gizmodo




4 Comments

  1. Posted May 4, 2008 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    My god that is crazy, why would anyone want to do that to a caravan, why not an old CRX or 200SX maybe even a delorian for a bit of funk value. Lol still gave me a good laugh

  2. Posted September 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    WOW!!! Does it come in any other colour and when will it be on the market.

    You need a bumper sticker that says “my carbon footprint is bigger than yours”. LOL

  3. Posted September 13, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Do you think they will mod anything else??

    Would love to see an RV with that installed!!
    Food for thought huh.

  4. Posted December 10, 2008 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    A good and interesting read, thank you.

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