You’ve seen these before, but every now and then one turns up for sale and I just have to point it out because it so outrageous. Forget razor sharp handling or long range touring, think instead of listening to a jet engine spooling up every time you initiate the starting sequence. Have a really long stretch of concrete somewhere nearby? You’ll need it if you ever plan to sample the top speed potential, well over 200 mph by most reports.
The Rolls Royce Allison, 250 series gas turbine makes 320 HP @ 52,000 rpm, (286-HP @ rear wheel) and 425-ft/lbs @ 2,000-rpm and it will run on diesel, biodiesel or kerosene. It’s the kind of thing that leaves everyone smiling, except maybe your enviro-neighbor who still drives an old VW bus and worships Al Gore. For the rest of us, if you can afford it, go for it.
Link: MTT Y2K on eBay – auction over
Manufacturer – Marine Turbine Technologies