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You can get broken image links just about anywhere :p

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Oh, ok, now I can see it. And I must say, holy shit.
 

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That car would not be very tossable and would probably suffer heavy understeer due to all four wheels lifting off the ground.
 

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I got good connections to a turbine manufacturer. They got a turbine that's doing 60.000 rpm in one second. wooooooooooooooosh. You wouldn't want to get sucked into this one by accident.
 

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HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That thing is madness. I am assuming that thing actually works, any specs?
 

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I'm sure it's fake. The car would tip over backwards if it was real :D Then it would launch straight up into the air. :p
 

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Jet Assisted Take-Off

1995 Darwin Awards Winner

The Arizona Highway Patrol were mystified when they came upon a pile of smoldering wreckage embedded in the side of a cliff rising above the road at the apex of a curve. The metal debris resembled the site of an airplane crash, but it turned out to be the vaporized remains of an automobile. The make of the vehicle was unidentifiable at the scene.

The folks in the lab finally figured out what it was, and pieced together the events that led up to its demise.

It seems that a former Air Force sergeant had somehow got hold of a JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) unit. JATO units are solid fuel rockets used to give heavy military transport airplanes an extra push for take-off from short airfields.

Dried desert lakebeds are the location of choice for breaking the world ground vehicle speed record. The sergeant took the JATO unit into the Arizona desert and found a long, straight stretch of road. He attached the JATO unit to his car, jumped in, accelerated to a high speed, and fired off the rocket.

The facts, as best as could be determined, are as follows:

The operator was driving a 1967 Chevy Impala. He ignited the JATO unit approximately 3.9 miles from the crash site. This was established by the location of a prominently scorched and melted strip of asphalt. The vehicle quickly reached a speed of between 250 and 300 mph and continued at that speed, under full power, for an additional 20-25 seconds. The soon-to-be pilot experienced G-forces usually reserved for dog-fighting F-14 jocks under full afterburners.

The Chevy remained on the straight highway for approximately 2.6 miles (15-20 seconds) before the driver applied the brakes, completely melting them, blowing the tires, and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface. The vehicle then became airborne for an additional 1.3 miles, impacted the cliff face at a height of 125 feet, and left a blackened crater 3 feet deep in the rock.

Most of the driver's remains were not recovered; however, small fragments of bone, teeth, and hair were extracted from the crater, and fingernail and bone shards were removed from a piece of debris believed to be a portion of the steering wheel.

Ironically a still-legible bumper sticker was found, reading
"How do you like my driving? Dial 1-800-EAT-SHIT."
 

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lol. Yeah I thought of that story when I first saw the pics of this car :)
 

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Funny story but it's been untrue. Anyone ever see Jay Leno's jet-powered bike? They made a truck too. I think he said he melted someone's front bumper with it, LOL :D
 

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            I got good connections to a turbine manufacturer. They got a turbine that's doing 60.000 rpm in one second. wooooooooooooooosh. You wouldn't want to get sucked into this one by accident.[/b]
Really? Do you work for one? I do here in the States.
 

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Funny story but it's been untrue.[/b]
I know it's bogus, but like AliAL it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the picture.

And the car is from an "Inspector Gadget" Film
 

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Cvette,

they're our customer (I work in a media agency). The company's name is MAN Turbomachinery Inc.. Who do you work for? Dresser-Rand, GE?
 
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