THE world’s weirdest car has been found on Facebook marketplace for £14,000 and it is a jet-powered hunk of cheese.
The amateur inventor Dieter Sturm had built the Cheese-N-Ator in hopes for sponsorship from a big cheese company.
The Cheese-N-Ator promises to be the world’s first and only jet-powered cheese wedge[/caption]
The fuel tanks sit next to the driver’s seat while the jet engine is behind a thin board[/caption]
The jet-powered cheese wedge has 40,000 RPM and speeds up to 70mph[/caption]
The world’s first and only jet-powered cheese wedge was a brainchild of Wisconsin stunt man and fabricator.
In a video, he showed off the kart with a jet turbine and light body styled like a cheese wedge.
The design of the car is reminiscent of the Swiss cheese with holes often seen in cartoons.
The outside of the vehicle is a yellow colour with Chees-N-Ator plastered along the side.
And to make things cheesier, the “smoked cheese” labelled switch ignites a smoker while “fondue” lights the afterburner.
The jet engine only produces 180 lbs of thrust when the afterburner is engaged.
It was also designed for testing models that mimicked hypersonic flight.
But the inventor claimed the vehicle wasn’t built for speed but can speed along at up to 70mph.
The vehicle averages 20-30mph which in a board-bodied kart could seem significantly faster, if not a little scary.
Dreaming of taking his invention on the tour of the country paid by a big cheese corporation, the man posted his unusual creation online.
But when his plans fell through, Sturm decided to sell his cheese car on Facebook marketplace.
Initially, the inventor had asked for £27,500 but reduced the price to £18, 900 a year later.
Finding no luck in selling the cheese wedge, the car was then on sale for just £14,000.
If you’d rather switch it out at some point, Sturm said that there is also a “micro monster truck” body available.
“I’m from Wisconsin and we know how to build those custom cars,” he added.
With the fuel tanks sittingto the driver’s seat and the jet engine separated only by a thin wall, the safety of the cheese wedge car has raised some concerns.
But there is a secondary six-horsepower gas engine on board which allows the car to be driven around without the jet.
And Sturm admitted that his invention was designed for “exhibition fun” mainly and the car has some drawbacks like loud noise and lots of smoke.
One person wrote: “Just saw this on a Facebook page. As another cheese loving Wisconsinite I’m glad this exists!”
But another user added a tongue-in-cheek comment, saying: ” I see nothing gouda about this.”
It is sold for £14k on Facebook after being created by amateur inventor[/caption]