Did you ever think that you would be impresses by a school bus? Probably not.
Generally, school busses are boring, they don’t go very fast, there is nothing too spectacular about them and most of all – they just remind us of, well, school. Not that traditional, yellow school busses are popular in South Africa, but we get the general (boring) idea of them.
You can then imagine then imagine how shocked we were to find out that someone had actually decided to give the humble school bus a crazy make-over.
This school bus is no ordinary school bus. Not even close. This school bus is extraordinary – because it is jet powered!
The bus itself was built from scratch and is powered by a General electric J79 jet engine.
This is the same engine used inside of the F-4 Phantom II and the F-104 Starfighter – so you know that it is super powerful! Because of its incredible power, the bus can reach a top speed of 367mph – which roughly translates to a whopping 590km/h.
But why would anyone want to rig a school bus with a jet powered engine? Well, according to the guy that built this super powered school bus, it is to encourage kids to stay in school and take up hobbies like automobile building rather than do drugs.
I don’t know if building things with jet-powered engines is much safer, but at least the intention is good.
Check out the video below: