For the fastest go-kart possible, look into building your own like these speed freaks have. Your homemade creation will surely “move” if its powered by an MK101 Solent Gas Turbine Starter. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for first picture in gallery.


Created by “wires99”, this custom-built electric go kart is “powered by four, 12V car batteries and the frame was made from Home Depot gas pipes.” A short word from its creator:

This is the Neuroti-Kart. (PsychoKart was taken) Homemade electric go-Kart. Design goals: electric powered, quiet, fast, capable of doing donuts in my street


Jet Kart

This jet-powered go kart sports a MK101 Solent Gas Turbine Starter that produces 70bhp and 140.1bft torque. Other specs include a custom-built high pressure fuel system, lightweight alloy wheels, and a “ZIP Bandid Long Circuit” chassis.

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


Hayabusa Kart

If you’re looking for ideas on how to use that spare Hayabusa engine sitting in your garage, look no furthur than this go kart.

It may have a tooth-gnashing, organ-jarring ride, but it sure delivers all the thrills you’ll want