Every aspect of SAE Energy’s new project Hummer H3 is groundbreaking – and put them all together, and it’s unheard of. Johnathan Goodwin, Co-Founder of SAE, is putting a 60,000 RPM, turbine, jet engine into an H3. Sounds impressive doesn’t it? But that’s not all. The new engine will run on either biodiesel or discarded vegetable oil – and charge a set of super capacitors in a matter of seconds. “It’ll get 60 miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You’ll be able to smoke the tires. And it’s going to be super efficient,” says Goodwin.
Sound too good to be true? I’d normally agree and say I’ll believe it when I see it. But keep in mind, this is the same company that built an 800HP biodiesel Impala that beat a Lamborghini in the quarter mile (see below) as part of Pimp My Ride’s Earth Day special.