Tesla Owner Puts Jet Engines on the Back and Times It – Torque News

A Tesla Model S With a Jet Engine

We just watched a video from the YouTube channel, Warped Perception, where the owner of a Tesla Model S P85D, mounted 3 jet engines on the back of his Tesla. He wanted to see what impact having those engines would have on the speed of the Tesla against what driving it just under its own power would do.

It was a lot of work to build the jet engines. First, he had to build the jet engine control panels. A painstaking process involving welding, construction, cutting out the proper parts, and putting everything together in an engineered fashion.

Next, he had to build the rear controls, which involved a lot of wires. and placing the proper electrical outlets for the wires to run through and plug into. In the end, individual circuit boards were set up for each engine to connect to.

Then he had to attach the jet engines. You could see him first do this with his design software on his computer. It was a very mathematical and precise calculation.

He then installed the fuel tank. The jet engines need to get their fuel from somewhere and won’t be able to use the electrical power of the car. Once the jet engines were done, he flipped the on switch and the engines came to life. They made a noise that sounded just like an airplane getting ready to take off.

Timing the Tesla With and Without the Jet Engine

He took his Tesla Model S and began driving on the freeway with the engines on. You could see flames shooting out of the engines and the loud sound like an airplane while he was driving. I’m sure people were looking at his car in curiosity or fear.

He went to go fill up his engine with K-1 Kerosene fuel and spilled and ended up having to get a funnel. He got some turbine oil to mix with the fuel as well. After filling up his tank with about 7 large cups of fuel, he was all filled up.

Now the tests begin. Unfortunately, it was very rainy and the road was wet where he was doing his tests. He had 100 lbs. of fuel and about 50% battery. Not the best and most ideal conditions.

His first run from 0 to 60 mph was 4.38 seconds. There was definitely some tires spinning from the wet ground and skidding along the way to get to 60 mph.

Then he went back to the start and turned on all 3 jet engines. You could see the flame coming out of each engine. They were ready to go. He was able to do 0 to 60 mph in 3.32 seconds. He did a second run and got 3.4 seconds. There were screeching tires and skid marks from the launch of the car. The tires were likely spinning for the first couple hundred feet.

Under the circumstances, he says this was the worst 0 to 60 mph times he has ever had with his car. He wants to revisit this when …….


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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….