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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jay Leno's Tank Car

Indeed, a lot of cars are specifically made with a unique design. One is the Blastolene Special or 'Tank Car' which is one of the most powerful cars on Earth. This unique car was owned by Jay Leno, an American popular and charasmatic host.
Jay Leno's Blastolene Special, a tank engine car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/11RGX0w)
The Blastolene Special built by Randy Grubb at his shop in Grants Pass, Oregon, and uses a 29 liter capacity engine which taken from an M47 Patton tank. The glass blower figured he made about U.S. $125,000 (approx Rp. 1.52 billon) selling it to Jay Leno to put into the extensive collection of cars he owns.
Front side view of Jay Leno's Blastolene Special. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yQ3Vzd)
After purchasing the car, Jay Leno made numerous enhancements to the roadworthiness of the vehicle including new gearbox, rear brakes, new electrical system, chassis work. The engine has been upgraded with fuel injection and twin turbochargers from Gale Banks Engineering.
Rear side view of Jay Leno's Blastolene Special. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yQ3Vzd)
This giant machine capable of generating power of 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) @ 2,800 rpm and 3,000 ft·lbf (4,100 N·m) of torque at 2,400 rpm. All this power is run through 6 speed automatic Allison HD4060 gearbox, which is capable of propelling the Tank Car ran from 0 to 60 mph (96.56 kph) in 6.2 seconds and the top speed that can be achieved is 140 mph (225.3 kph).
The Tank Car has a 190 inch (4,826 mm) wheelbase and weighs in at 8,500 lbs (3,856 kg). The two seat roadster body is all hand formed aluminum. This entire vehicle was conceived engineered and built in 365 days then showed for the first time at Goodguys 2002. (Jump to the Packard Royal Streamliner.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TEAM-BHP.COM]
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