dearJulius.com

$type=carousel$c=12$cols=4$m=0$s=0$rm=0$show=home

This C3 Corvette Is Powered By an 880-HP Jet Engine

It sounds unlike anything else on the road. Oh, and it's as quick as a modern supercar.

© Barcroft Cars - YouTube   It sounds unlike anything else on the road. Oh, and it's as quick as a modern supercar.

By Brian Silvestro, Road & Track

Jet engines and cars don't exactly go well together, but we can't help but love when someone combines them. This latest example is a C3-generation Corvette that's had its factory motor removed in favor of an 880-horsepower turboshaft powertrain. We're big fans. 


According to the above video published recently by Barcroft Cars, this 'Vette is powered by a Pratt & Whitney ST-6B gas turbine engine, originally designed for use in helicopters. It uses a turboshaft design, meaning it feeds power through a spinning shaft that can connect to a transmission, just like any other motor. The engine itself extends from the front of the bay all the way into the cabin, and even has functional air conditioning.

One of the most challenging things for engineers was being able to dissipate the massive amount of hot exhaust air coming from the engine. They designed a unique Inconel exhaust with rectangular pathways that led to a massive exit out back, occupying the space where there would normally be a diffuser. It's a hell of a thing to look at:

© Barcroft Cars   This Corvette Is Powered By an 880-HP Jet Engine

Of course, this Corvette is a bit quicker than your average C3. It can even give the new mid-engine C8 a run for its money. Thanks to the engine's massive power, it can accelerate from 0-60 in less than three seconds, and hit speeds over 180 mph. The engine idles at around 70 to 90 mph

The owner bought the car for around $550,000 in 2005, but estimates it would take up to $800,000 to build something similar from scratch. Considering the amount of custom work done here, we don't doubt it.

COMMENTS





|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0

Name

Accessories,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,82,Autos,42,Barn Finds,1,Buying,1,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,8,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Chicago Auto Show,4,Classic Cars,106,Consumer Electronics Show,5,Customs & Classics,2,Detroit Auto Show,7,Driving,6,Enthusiasts,313,Featured,12,Features,1,Frankfurt Motor Show,3,Fuel Economy,2,Gearheads,1,Geneva Motor Show,17,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Imports,1,Just For Fun,2,Los Angeles Auto Show,16,Maintenance,6,Motorcycles,297,Motorsports,3,Muscle Cars,4,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,3,New Bikes,2,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,5,News,489,Ownership,116,Paris Motor Show,5,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,2,Premium,1,Recalls,4,Research,214,Reviews,117,SEMA Show,5,Shanghai Auto Show,8,Sports and Exotics,5,Sports Cars,12,Supercars,14,Tech,1,Tokyo Motor Show,8,Trucks,1,
ltr
item
Automotive Magazine: This C3 Corvette Is Powered By an 880-HP Jet Engine
This C3 Corvette Is Powered By an 880-HP Jet Engine
It sounds unlike anything else on the road. Oh, and it's as quick as a modern supercar.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lKMeeI_iFb4/Xn97aczHwEI/AAAAAAACEjc/p5d4loG8Jzo0_jcsiWe5xeen7thttFNZwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1.png
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lKMeeI_iFb4/Xn97aczHwEI/AAAAAAACEjc/p5d4loG8Jzo0_jcsiWe5xeen7thttFNZwCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/1.png
Automotive Magazine
https://autos.dearjulius.com/2020/03/this-c3-corvette-is-powered-by-an-880-hp-jet-engine.html
https://autos.dearjulius.com/
https://autos.dearjulius.com/
https://autos.dearjulius.com/2020/03/this-c3-corvette-is-powered-by-an-880-hp-jet-engine.html
true
4496798213775430733
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy