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#AustrianGP 2022: Jet Bus heats up F1 fans

The programme for the “Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix of Austria 2022” is impressive: one horsepower-loaded side event follows the next. This weekend, the Oklahoma Willy Jet Bus will celebrate its premiere at Spielberg. Originally built in 1958, this VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma. Over the last 4 years the truck has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration.

The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine, or gas turbine to use the correct name, was originally the power plant in a BAC Strike Master light fighter jet. The turbine has been totally stripped and rebuilt and an afterburner has been added to produce 45 – 50% extra power. Maximum Power output is just under 5000 lbs, the engine burns 31 gallons per minute on full power.

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