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June 19, 2006

Street legal

Tucson John sends a link to this page by a mechanical engineer (PhD, Stanford) who hacked his VW Beetle:

JetBeetle.jpg

Posted by joke du jour at June 19, 2006 06:03 PM

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you spelled cranium wrong

Posted by: anan at June 20, 2006 04:33 PM

Yo, anan

The way it's spelled is a pun based on my family name.

Posted by: JdJ at June 20, 2006 06:19 PM

Really slick design - I have a bug and love it...one question though. Why is it an automatic?

Posted by: grebo at June 21, 2006 08:46 AM

That's a good question, grebo.

I can think of a couple of reasons why that wouldn't matter, though. First, given his emphasis on the afterburner, this whole deal may be more for show than for go.

And second, when you fire off that jet engine you probably want the transmission to be in neutral anyway. You might do a number on the torque converter (or clutch) otherwise.

Posted by: JdJ at June 21, 2006 09:36 PM

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