Jet-Powered VW Beetle
March 5, 2006 3:56 PM   Subscribe

 
death by photobucket
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posted by hototogisu at 4:00 PM on March 5, 2006


It apparently shows off well anywhere but PhotoBucket. I only saw two pictures at Make.
posted by hwestiii at 4:02 PM on March 5, 2006


Wow. Can that thing really be street legal?
posted by soiled cowboy at 4:11 PM on March 5, 2006


We've all seen clear-cut examples of automotive sublimation (menopausal dudes in 'Vettes, for example), but why would you want your Bug to look like it had been buggered?!
posted by rob511 at 4:16 PM on March 5, 2006


Unlike Monster Garage's Celica JetCar, the rear bumper of the Beetle's less likely to ignite.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:17 PM on March 5, 2006


Any idea what the top speed of this would be?
posted by toftflin at 4:21 PM on March 5, 2006


His poor wife, that scooter can't be...
posted by sled at 4:27 PM on March 5, 2006


If this is legal, it's ok for me to mount a flamethrower on a car as well, right?
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:35 PM on March 5, 2006


a good picture
posted by uni verse at 4:49 PM on March 5, 2006


"If this is legal, it's ok for me to mount a flamethrower on a car as well, right?"

Isn't that what this is?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:53 PM on March 5, 2006


Wow, there is an amazing collection of astoundingly idiotic posts that techeblog link.

Thank you very much for the link, uni verse. It has all the pictures I wanted to see. But man, what fools!
posted by redteam at 5:09 PM on March 5, 2006


There's two types of legal - legal because something shouldn't be disallowed, and legal because nobody should be stupid enough to think it up so the law doesn't bother. This is definitely the second category. 'Course, in my State there are catch-all laws just to cover the reall idiots.
posted by wilful at 6:07 PM on March 5, 2006


How long will it take for VW to unpimp this beetle?
posted by b1tr0t at 6:09 PM on March 5, 2006


Is this another one of those meme things?
posted by Chuckles at 6:38 PM on March 5, 2006


No story about cars powered by external combustion engines would be complete without this classic link.
posted by TedW at 6:38 PM on March 5, 2006


You'll never hear someone tell a story about a guy in a rocket-powered K-car or a Volkswagen Beetle. It has to be a car that deserves to have a rocket attached to it. From the above link.
posted by TedW at 6:50 PM on March 5, 2006


Finally, someone has attached an obscenely overpowered jet engine to a mundane vehicle and included an afterburner! All over the net there are sites put up by people who've attached jet engines to scooters, skateboards, go-carts, etc., with no afterburners. Which is just stupid. I mean, what the hell is the point of strapping a gratuitous jet engine onto some arbitrary and unlikely mode of transportation if it isn't going to spew gouts of flaming death in its wake? Come on, people.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 7:39 PM on March 5, 2006


I'll bet HE doesn't have any problem with tailgaters!
posted by JB71 at 7:45 PM on March 5, 2006


Yes, I like MR2s.
posted by knave at 8:09 PM on March 5, 2006


(The original jet-powered beetle.)
posted by cenoxo at 9:57 PM on March 5, 2006


This makes me weep for the lost creativity and effort. (And for the children.)
posted by OmieWise at 5:54 AM on March 6, 2006


What a monstrosity. And that's just my opinion of the new Beetle before its had the jet engine fitted. I vaguely recall reading about something similar being done to a Type 2. That'd be a white-knuckler.

On a related note, that urban myth from the Darwin Awards, about the car embedded in a cliff, could now actually become a reality.
posted by veedubya at 7:13 AM on March 6, 2006


Metafilter: spewing gouts of flaming death in its wake
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:37 AM on March 6, 2006


why would you want your Bug to look like it had been buggered?!

As a New Beetle owner and enthusiast, and a guy who likes anal sex in all its infinite variety, I find this very appealing.
posted by me & my monkey at 11:33 AM on March 6, 2006


So the intake for the jet engine is inside the car? That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
posted by COBRA! at 11:48 AM on March 6, 2006


So the intake for the jet engine is inside the car? That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

The driver blows really hard into it.
posted by drezdn at 8:52 PM on March 6, 2006


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