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March 3, 2008

Jet Turbine Van

at 5:44 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking


So you thought that driving a van was not cool? Think again, with this van when someone gives you a dirty look all you need to do is flip a switch to open the rear window and slide the two massive jet turbine exhaust ports out. Crank up the jet turbine and burn everything behind you! On the track it can do 1/8th mile in 7.65 seconds at 96 mph. Not bad for a vehicle that looks like the family van in the driveway. 🙂

Krugtech will hopefully publish some of the construction details of the cool Jet Turbine Van build. Have a look at more videos and pictures after the jump.

Chris sent in a page that has some mope pics of the van, the gallery can be found here.






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52 Responses to “Jet Turbine Van”

  1. Chris Krug Says:

    Here’s a readout from a dyno run-


    We ran the stock front wheel drive and got 132 horsepower, then we turned it around and ran the turbine via the rear wheels. We got 560 horsepower. Combined that’s almost 700 horsepower at the wheels 🙂

    The horsepower was climbing right up until the hi speed governor kicked in. We also had a problem keeping the rear wheels locked until the turbine was at full power.

    This was done on an inertia dyno where the rollers that the vehicle wheels drive is just a huge round weight, I think like 3000 pounds, horsepower is determined by how fast the given weight is accelerated.

    What I really need to find is a brake dyno where the rollers have some type of power absorber connected to them. This type of dyno can fully load the engine at any rpm constant or varying and gives a little bit of a better picture of how much power the engine cane make.

    A note about the torque reading- this was measured at the driveshaft that connects to the rear axle. The turbine output is overdriven by the transfer case 2.25:1 which means the output of the turbine is making a little over 2500 ft-lb. We tried measuring this directly and the dyno flatlined at it’s max of 1800 ft-lb. We had to overdrive the turbine output since it only makes 2100 rpm max.


  2. Poople » Jet turbine van? Says:

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