Thursday, August 30, 2007

EcoJet - Jay Leno's New Supercar

Jay Leno, comedian and talk show host and Ed Welburn, GM's veep of Global Design showcase EcoJet at SEMA's.It's the 650 hp (400 lb.-ft. of torque), bio-diesel monster supercar named the EcoJet. The mid-engined beast, originally sketched by Leno and Ed on the back of a napkin, shares design cues with everything from jet aircraft and Formular One racecars, and even, it would appear, the nose of a Cadillac STS.
The Leno-Welburn love child is powered by a Honeywell LT-101 turbine engine running in a modified Corvette Z06 hydroformed aluminum frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components. The shell's composed of a carbon fiber over Kevlar skin.
EcoJet Was born with the ideas of Jay Leno and Bernard Juchli,his car mechanic and caretaker.Welburn helped them in design direction.This resulted in EcoJet.


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