That's right, a jet-powered school bus that tops out at 367MPH. Wow, just imagine what they could have done with the short bus I used to ride. I can see it now: "Liftoff in 3...2...DAMMIT GW -- STOP LICKING THE SEAT AND PUT YOUR HELMET BACK ON!"
Indy Boys Inc, an Indianapolis-based group of gear-heads, has fitted a jet engine from a warplane to an iconic yellow school bus. It may not be the fastest ground vehicle out there, but at 367mph and with its 80-foot-long plume of flame, it's quite the sight.
The bus guzzles a whopping 150 gallons of fuel in a quarter of a mile thanks to its 42,000 horsepower jet engine, which was taken from a Phantom fighter jet.
"I built the bus for two reasons. The first is to entertain people because, come on, it's a jet bus," Stender said, concluding, "The second, is to keep kids off drugs. Jets are hot, drugs are not."
Huh? How the hell is a jet-powered schoolbus supposed to keep kids off drugs? That's like trying to convince kids to just say no by building a full-size, functional catapult that launches 3-D laser lightshows. They were practically made to be watched high. Back me up, Spongebob!
Hit the jump for a worthwhile video of the flamin' bus in action.
Motoring enthusiast builds 367mph bus [telegraph]
Scoot over, bullet trains! Jet-powered school bus goes 367mph [dvice]
Thanks to Thomas, who may or may not be a 400MPH jet-powered tank engine. And to JoeLickASac, who can lick sacs at like Mach 3.