Jan 14, 2009

Screaming Eagle: Armored car made to break through walls

The Screaming Eagle made by Jack Holt, is one powerful destructive car. Jack designed the body himself, using T1 steel for the lower half and 10 gauge steel for the upper half. Apart from the two seats, the car also has a 64-inch bunk bed and two hydraulic canopies. Power comes from a V8 sourced from a tugboat, mated to an eight-speed hydraulic transmission.

The car can withstand fire from light weapons, and can crack through brick walls, presumably without even breaking a sweat. This 18,000 pound vehicle took 3700 man-hours to complete, and can run at a top speed of 90mph, with fuel efficiency hovering between 10-15mpg (diesel).

Via: Hemmings