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This Jet-Powered Kei Truck Has Fired Its Way Into My Heart

The bed may be no use, but this might be the ideal pickup truck. - Screenshot: Live & Learn via YouTube
The bed may be no use, but this might be the ideal pickup truck. - Screenshot: Live & Learn via YouTube

If money was no object, what would be the first car you bought? Would you opt for a slick new Aston Martin DB12, or perhaps a lovely electric vehicle from a company like Lucid? What about sacking off all those niceties and driving around in a jet-powered kei truck instead?

That’s exactly the kind of creation that is being assembled over in the magical world of Instagram. Over there,Nick Clark has been teasing his assembly of an old kei truck powered by the jet engine from a Aero L-29 Delfín, a training aircraft that was once popular in Eastern Europe.

In a series of posts, Clark shared details about the jet engine and its installation into the kei truck, which took its power output from around 60 horsepower up to more than 2,700 hp.