Rover Jet 1 R – interesting article about a working turbine powered replica


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Jet 1 R article

Interesting article from Hemmings about a working turbine powered replica of the Rover Jet 1. The work of a real whizz kid! There are videos of it in action too.
You could imagine the Rover sales pitch (pun intended ) "Every car comes with 4 sets of stage 4 ear protectors" or if it was 2020 release "active noise cancellation in car" ( and ear protectors too ).

Really can't understand why this particular Rover never went into production it had so many user friendly features such as that automatic noise induced permanent deafness that came with even short usage of the car.

Still want one though.....

That is awesome. It's also so awesome that a young fella (makes me feel old saying that) has such drive, direction and skill to make it happen. Totally jealous.


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There is both a Rover and an Austin Gas turbine generator set at the Internal Fire Museum of Power between Cardigan and Newquay Ceredigion, SA43 2JS