It's 12 metres of brilliance, and it's ready to party like its 2099.
Remember back in August when we featured a crazy limousine built from a Lear Jet? We happened upon the epic machine at a mobile electronics convention in Dallas, Texas and were so awestruck we dialled up Jetsetter, Inc. for some more information. We definitely recommend you also jump back to our article for the full story behind this mind bending build, because it is truly astonishing. Also, you’ll want the inside info because the company just dropped a brand-new video (above) showing the Limo-Jet in action. It’s ready to rock, and we so want to go for a ride.
It looked larger than life when we first saw photos of Limo-Jet back in August, but seeing in in motion on video takes it to a whole new level. It stretches 12.8-metres long, and the full-size Lear Jet tail is still in place . . . 11.6 feet in the air. The jet engine nacelles are still in place as well, but sadly they don’t contain actual jet engines. The Limo-Jet uses a GM-sourced Vortec V8 for motivation on the ground but that’s okay – it made room in those nacelles for speakers. Big ones.
In fact, the Limo-Jet looks less like a limo and more like an enormous mobile dance club inside. Television screens, speakers, and amplifiers are everywhere, though there’s still room to accommodate eight passengers. That doesn’t include the pilot driver, who sits solo up front with banks of switches and cameras to see around the road-going jet when it’s in motion.
Frank DeAngelo is one of the co-creators on the Limo-Jet; when we spoke to him in August he said it was street legal, and actually not as unwieldy to drive as you might think. We’ll readily admit it looks positively intimidating rolling down the road, and though the whole taking a limo to the airport to get your jet limo theme is a bit awkward, the creation looks even more brilliant parked in a hanger with other aircraft.
Admittedly we’re a bunch of airplane nerds around these parts but seriously – is there any other limo on this planet that can match this oddity?