The Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car, is driven by Bill Braack and sponsored by the USO. The vehicle is powered by a Westinghouse J34-48 jet aircraft engine from a North American T-2 Buckeye. It has a shell made of aluminum and magnesium on a chrome-moly chassis with a 20-foot [6.1 m] wheelbase, and weighs 2,300 pounds [1043 kg], and burns about 40 gallons [151.3 L] of diesel fuel in a 10-minute performance. The Jet Car can go from a dead stop to over three hundred fifty miles per hour [482 km/hr] in 7 seconds. It accelerates at 4.5 G and decelerates using parachutes at up to 11 G.

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