Somebody Built A Jet-Powered Go-Kart And It's Pure Madness (Video)
Have you ever seen something in a movie or a video game and thought,
Damn, I wish that was real?
For Colin Furze, that thing was the super-fast go-kart featured in Mario Kart 64.
Go-karts, in reality, didn't live up to Colin's fantasy expectation outlined in the video game. They didn't fly at top speeds; they sputtered along pathetically.
Furze wanted a go-kart, but he wanted it better, faster and stronger.
So, he made one.
The British inventor got his hands on a jet engine and attached it to a regular go-kart body, allowing the open-air vehicle to reach speeds of up to 60 mph during the first test drive.
It's powered by both diesel and gas, and because it uses an actual jet engine, it shoots out flames when driven like the goddamn Batmobile.
Seriously, it's pretty amazing and, while justifiably dangerous, looks like so much fun.
I'd say don't try this at home, but let's be real. Unless you're a billionaire or an extraordinarily adept thief, it's unlikely you'll be able to get your hands on any of the tools necessary to build this go-kart.