Turbine powered Spitfire

This build is only in it’s early stages, but it is of such an extreme nature that I just had to feature it straight away. I think it’s one of those projects that will get a lot of exposure very quickly, and then I’d be all butt hurt about the fact I didn’t feature it sooner (as has happened in the past), so here it is. It’s quite simple really, the car is a Triumph Spitfire, and the engine is from a helicopter. Yep, nothing to it…



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10 Responses to “Turbine powered Spitfire”

  1. dennis says:

    they’re probably building it coz nobody has. Sorry but I just can’t really bring myself to appreciate this build.

  2. NICKCEFFY says:

    did you even have a look at the thread mate, a school program with a 250,000 borrowed turbine engine, to design a digital fuel delivery system! you must need a lot to impress you!

  3. dennis says:

    no I don’t need a lot. I just want them simple.

  4. adam says:

    haha nobody had invented a long lasting light bulb before Edison, so I can’t appreciate those either. Surely there is something to appreciate about original thought.

  5. […] * Obviously, if you want to test a digital turbine controller, you find an Allison t63c18 Turboshaft and install it in a Triumph Spitfire. Or, at least, that’s what one mechanical engineering student is doing over on Stanceworks. (via) […]

  6. chris says:

    The cad design needs some work at the rear end. Apart from that this thing will be a beast.

  7. chris says:

    And I have a hunch they chose the car because of the name. Just a hunch

  8. fwolf says:

    Tesla DID NOT invent the light bulb.
    Know yer history, you morons!

    For starters, read up on TheOatMeal => http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla 😛

    cu, w0lf.

  9. fwolf says:

    The fuck .. of corpse, I meant Edison .. dammit.
    Dont drink and comment .. 😀

    cu, w0lf.

  10. Charlie says:

    Here it is running. It was later rebuilt as an all-electric car for the next year of students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–XlXEhVUEo

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