EcoJet: Definitive Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
Like all great feats of the imagination, the EcoJet began life on a napkin.
As an auto enthusiast, Jay Leno had always wanted to design his own
turbine-engined car, and when he conceived the notion for a
high-performance, yet environmentally friendly, vehicle the pen and napkin
came out. Eight months later the results were premiered at the 2006
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
The primary goal was to design and build a car that ran on environmentally
friendly, renewable bio-diesel fuel and that didn't drive like a Prius. Of
course, as Jay has quipped, that makes harvest time the only time of year
when there'll be plenty of fuel available, but that's beside the point.
The heart of the EcoJet is a 650-horsepower Honeywell LT-101
turbine engine, which sits inside a modified Corvette Z06 hydroformed
aluminum frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis
components. The vehicle's shell is an advanced construction of carbon fiber
over Kevlar, and the body is painted with environmentally friendly paint
from Glasurit's 9 Line Waterborne Technology lines, which is designed to
dramatically reduce emissions during application.
Though the car was built almost entirely at Jay's Big Dog Garage, the
design and engineering was actually overseen by GM under the leadership of
Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design and Frank Saucedo, head of
GM's Design Studio in North Hollywood, California.
But nobody said that designing and building an environmentally friendly
supercar was quick and easy. It's been three long years since the inception
of the EcoJet project, and there have been many bumps along a painstaking
road. It didn't take long for its monster turbine engine to burn out clutch
discs, brakes, and torque converter. Jay and the Big Dog crew always knew
that the EcoJet would be a long term labor of love and a work in progress.
Now that the EcoJet is finally on the road and clocking speeds in excess of
150 mph, the next step will be trying to come up with a system to muffle
intake noise for a whisper quiet ride.
With aeronautical and jet-age influences, the EcoJet's design conveys
power, capability, and even a hint of danger, but ultimately, the project
is intended to inspire would-be automotive designers by showing that with a
little creativity (and more money than brains), an environmentally friendly
performance car is not only possible but also breathtaking.
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EcoJet: Definitive Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
2014 RAM 1500 Eco Diesel Review and Road Test
Join me as I drive the 2014 RAM 1500 Eco Diesel, the only diesel 1/2-ton
pickup truck sold in America. In perhaps the biggest shake up in this
high-volume and highly competitive segment, Chrysler jammed a 3.0L turbo diesel V6 under the RAM's hood and mated
it to a ZF 8-Speed automatic to create the best towing rig for the money.
Focus ST Flowmaster American Thunder Cat-Back Exhaust System Installation 2013-2014
This Flowmaster American Thunder Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System is for the 2013-2014 Focus ST. It
features 2-1/4" mandrel bent stainless steel tubing and delivers a moderate
to aggressive Exhaust sound. Also,
dual polished oval 3-1/4"x3-3/4" tips exit the center of the rear bumper,
and the system is Dyno
tuned for maximum performance.
Flowmaster's cat-back bolts in place of your original Exhaust. For installation, you'll first want to
remove the stock system, and then the rear muffler and tip assembly. Put
your new Flowmaster Exhaust up into
place on the Focus and after that the s-shaped pipe. Then, install the
tailpipe, hooking it up to the original hanger, and then move on to the
tailpipe. Tighten all bolts, secure the Exhaust tips, and return the front brace,
finishing up your installation.
The American Thunder cat-back is perfect for the person looking for
moderate to aggressive sound levels with all of the performance benefits
that you would expect from Flowmaster. Total installation takes around two
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2013 RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150 Drag Race & Burnout Mega Pickup Mashup
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ram 1500 has a HEMI V8 that sounds like
God laughing. The 2013 Ford EcoBoost
has two less cylinders but two more turbos. So which of these American pickup is faster and which will do a better
burnout. We decided to find out over at TFLtruck. Starting next week on the
Fast Lane Truck we'll be pitting the Ford F-150 against the Ram 1500 and to
make this mega Mashup even more fun we'll throw the newest 2014 Toyota
Tundra into the mix. But for now in another fun and informative TFLcar
video, here's a sneak peak at what the boys are doing over at The Fast Lane
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2011 Supercharged Dodge Ram R/T
This is the first hit on Teramoto, our 2011 Supercharged Dodge Ram R/T
truck. This truck is insanely cool, but you have to see it in person to
pick up on the details. It will be at the 2011 SEMA show in vegas. These
vehicles are notoriously hard to tune, but we have it figured out now!
Our first hit on 5lbs Boost netted
425 RWHP, not bad for a first try!.
2013 Ram 1500 pick up truck
The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the Ram Truck brand's latest entry into the
ultra-competitive full-size, light-duty pickup truck segment. The new truck
represents the brand's first iteration to its most recognized truck since
the inception of the Ram nameplate in 2011.
The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the latest innovation off Ram's full-size,
body-on-frame truck architecture, designed, engineered and executed to
strike at the emotional chords of the "Guts and Glory" mindset of
enthusiasts and potential buyers. In form and function, the new 2013 Ram
1500 conveys boldness, valor, virtue and power-oriented capability like no
other in its class, but it does so, aesthetically and functionally, at a
Sound Testing: Flowmasters 8 Hottest Mufflers
We test 8 of Flowmasters most popular mufflers for street cars to muscle
cars to full blown race cars! From mild to aggressive, find out which
muffler is right for your car and get that classic Flowmaster sound.
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A look at the all new 2014 RAM 1500 R/T Fast, powerful and stylish. In
stock at Fremont CDJR. Joe Langhans takes you on an in depth tour of this
Flowmaster Muffler Comparison
A raw test of 7 different Flowmaster mufflers on one motor.
The Motor -
Small Block Chevy 406, 11:1 compression, Crane Solid Roller Camshaft,
Brodix heads with 2.05- 1.60 titanium valves, Eagle 4340 Crank, Eagle H
beam Rods, Manley Forged pistons, Victor Jr Intake manifold, 850 Holley DP,
K&N air filter, Moroso 7 qt. pan, 1 7/8 headers, BE COOL radiator with dual
13 inch fans, MSD distributor, MSD coil and MSD 6AL box.
Exhaust - Flowmaster 3 inch Scavenger