This private Learjet is no longer flying around millionaire playboys and is now driving bachelor parties as a street-legal limousine.
We’ve seen a few cars become jet-powered monstrosities in our time, but never have we seen the conversion go the other way around. For the very first time, we’re looking at a jet aircraft that has been converted into a road-going vehicle.
And naturally, it’s a limo.
What you are looking at is appropriately called the “Limo-Jet”. It’s owned by Chicago-based Jetsetter Inc., a spin-off company that used to be called Exotic Coach, but realized that the whole jet-as-limousine thing was way more noteworthy than anything else they’d ever done.
From the Jetsetter website (by way of Motor1) we get some of the backstory. The Limo-Jet was first conceived back in 2006 by Dan Harris and Frank DeAngelo, who for whatever reason felt that a jet would make a good chassis for a custom limo. They started with a Learjet 31 and then (according to their Facebook page) took it to EC Customs, "a custom manufacturer of patent-pending Jetmousines, Learmousines and LimoJets for the transportation, limojetcorporate and high net worth market.”
Jet engines aren’t exactly road-legal, so the former Garrett turbofans have been removed in favor of an unspecified 8-cylinder engine. There are a few shots of the Limo-Jet on their Facebook page that shows the nose cone is basically empty, so it’s gotta be slotted somewhere in the back, making this an RWD limo.
To say the Limo-Jet has a luxurious interior is a bit of an understatement. What used to be the private jet of some corporate bigwig has been converted into a party zone. One 42-inch Plasma Screen TV and several more LCD televisions dot the inner walls, while a 4,500-watt stereo system provides surround sound enjoyment.
There’s also something called a “Realistic Jet Engine Cranking System”, which we’re thinking is just meant to mimic what would have normally been a jet engine’s noise.
The Limo-Jet is available for booking now, so maybe give Jetsetter Inc. a ring for your nephew’s Bar Mitzvah next month?