When is a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette not considered just a classic muscle car? When it’s equipped with a large Pratt & Whitney ST-6B turbofan with an afterburner, originally designed for helicopter use. This isn’t just all show, as it still boasts 880 horsepower, but it’s a shaft-driven jet as opposed to thrust-driven, paired with an automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. Read more for a video and additional information.
However, the condenser you see up front is for the Corvette’s functional air conditioner, but the jet’s exhaust is all real and can reach temperatures over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Its custom exhaust system flows through a diffuser at the rear that spans the entire width of the car. How fast is it? It can hit 60 mph in under three seconds, while topping out at 180 mph.
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