Jet Powered Ferrari Enzo dragster took 17 years to build and is an absolute beast

This DIY Ferrari Enzo is powered by two massive Rolls-Royce jet engines.

Published on Oct 7, 2022 at 2:18PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Oct 5, 2023 at 12:32PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
Ferrari Enzo dragster - jet-powered car

This jet-powered Ferrari Enzo dragster took 17 years to build.

Called ‘Insanity’ (for obvious reasons), the dragster is powered by two Rolls-Royce jet engines strapped to its back.

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‘Insanity’ is the brainchild of Canadian man Ryan McQueen.

McQueen is no professional either.

With no mechanical experience or engineering degree, the self-admitted novice taught himself everything.

As a result, this beast of a car was built from scratch in a very humble backyard garage.

McQueen told supercarblondie.com he crafted the shape of the body out of wood, styrofoam, fiberglass, and body filler. 

Teaching himself how to weld, he fabricated the chassis to accommodate the massive jet engines.

He said it took him a long five years just to build the Ferrari Enzo replica body.

The homemade jet-fueled Ferrari Enzo is 6.4 meters (21 feet) in length and 2.3 meters (7.8 feet) wide. 

And it guzzles fuel like an actual rocket.

It can burn 400 liters of fuel in just three minutes.

In comparison, a normal car could be driven from New York to Los Angeles on that amount of fuel.

McQueen says his homemade car can churn out an impressive 18,000 horsepower, which is equivalent to the power of 39 Corvettes. 

It supposedly also has a top speed of 640km/h (400mph). 

Just for comparison, that’s 100mph faster than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport which became the first street-legal car to break 300mph earlier this year. 

In fact, McQueen claims his DIY project is so fast it gets up to 4 Gs of force. 

And then it records negative 5 Gs as soon as the two parachutes are deployed. 

The Canadian father said he poured an estimated $69,000 into the car, which is pretty good considering he built an 18,000-hp ‘Ferrari’.

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