What is it with
slapping jet engines
on all forms of four-wheeled machina? The latest is this one-of-a-kind shifter kit with a jet engine built by "
" Tim Arfons, according to Winding Road, who is the son of
Salt Flats legend
. The kart features a JFS100 turbine that was commandeered from its previous life as a starter for the main engine of an A-7
fighter plane. The jet engine can spin to a lofty 72,000 rpm and run on either jet fuel,
or kerosene – whatever's handy. As far as the seller knows, the kart can at least reach 100 mph if not more. The asking price for the Jet Kart is $9,000 O.B.O., and so far only two offers have been made for the kart and its rolling carrier.
[Source: eBay via