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Special car: Blastolene Special ‘Tank Car’

By luanpa in | January 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Special car: Blastolene Special ‘Tank Car’

Blastolene Special looks like a roadster on steroids, Owned by Jay Leno. It is a one of the most powerful cars on the earth, because Blastolene Special’s engine is from a tank, which is a a 29 litre WWII M47 engine.

Blastolene Special was build by Randy Grubb. He used a 29-liter WWII M47 Patton tank engine that produces 810bhp (2800rpm) and 1560 pound-feet (2400rpm) of torque and an aluminum and wood body obtaining a car that weighs only 9500 pounds which is 1/11th the weight of the original tank from which the engine was used.

At the beginning there were some problems with the Blastolene Special, but after the implication of Jay Leno the car was a success. Thanks to his recommendations the car has an Allison HD4060 6-speed transmission, the engine was powered up to 1600 horsepower and they even succeeded an astonishing 5 mpg.

Blastolene Special tank car

Blastolene Special tank car



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