If you have the need for speed, check out our list of the “Top 5 Jet-Powered Gadgets”, which are all crazy to say the least. Did we happen to miss any? Please leave us a comment. Continue reading for the full list… (Thanks Zipped)

5. Jet-Powered Scooter

Ron Patrick has gone the jet-powered route once again with this scooter — equipped with two JFS 100 jet engines for maximum power.

Engines are 50 lb each so weight is an issue. Will probably use air-start with a carbon fiber tank of compressed air. That saves weight since batteries will then not be needed. Looks cool from the top. Will want to make aluminum housings to go over the engines just like on a DC-9


4. Jet-Powered Go Kart

This amazing 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

3. Jet-Turbine Powered Bicycle

This strange bicycle is powered by two Jetcat model aircraft jet-turbines and looks quite interesting to say the least. Unfortunately, no instructions were provided on how to build your own.

2. 200MPH Radio-Controlled Jet

Similar to the F-14 we previously covered, this radio-controlled Gruapner Hotspot Jet is capable of flying at speeds of up to 200MPH — powered by a Jetcat P80 turbine.

1. Jet Powered VW Beetle

What can you do with a GE Model T58-8F helicopter turboshaft engine, converted to jet? With Ron Patrick’s custom VW Beetle you can have lots and lots of dangerous fun exploiting all 1350 horsepower. This monster is powered by two engines (original up front, jet in back) and is perfectly street legal since you’re only using the gasoline powered engine in normal driving conditions. But if you’re feeling adventurous, fire up the jet engine – which spins up to 26,000 rpm/13,000 rpm idle – and watch the afterburner come to life.

“The car was built because I wanted the wildest street-legal ride possible. With this project, I was able to use my engineering skills (I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University) to design the car without the distraction of how other people have done it in the past – because no one has.”