When you cross a classic Volkswagen Type 2 bus with a single Rolls-Royce fighter jet engine, Oklahoma Willy is the result. Weighing in at 6,600-pounds, this crazy vehicle is completely street-legal with 5,000 horsepower. Built by Perry Watkins from Buckinghamshire, it started as a 1958 VW Bus and then after 6-years of hard work, a 1978 Rolls-Royce Viper 535 jet engine was added. Read more for a video and additional information.
The engine needed two years of prep work, which included rebuilding it and then adding chrome / polished aluminum touches. Next, a total of six months were needed to install the afterburner alone, and then it required another three years to complete the full build. If not limited by the chassis, it can theoretically hit 300 miles per hour, but due to the aging vehicle, it can safely achieve a top speed of 160 mph.
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