Jay Lenos´s EcoJet
Yes, that’s Jay Leno, comedian and talk show host. Yes, that’s Ed Welburn, GM’s veep of Global Design. But the silver bullet with the Grateful Dead-looking logo in between them is what I came to see at the Wynn Casino late last night, mere hours before SEMA’s official starting gun fires. 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. We’ve got the full press release after the jump, but check out the gallery via the link below to see the real goods in person.
Turbine-Powered EcoJet Concept Began With Meeting, Sketches On A Napkin
Jay Leno, GM Advanced Design Studio Collaborated on 650-Horsepower Supercar That Runs on Bio-Diesel