Jet Powered Sinclair C5 Still Can't Outrun a Reliant Robin
By James Grahame
The C5 electric runabout was Clive Sinclair's bizarre follow-up to his brilliantly cheesy ZX series of microcomputers. This dodgy little plastic trike was envisioned as an electric runabout that could replace a car for short jaunts around the 'hood. Alas, it's diminutive power plant could only propel the vehicle to about 15 km/h.
In an effort to rectify this unfortunate oversight, the folks at jetpower.co.uk have crammed an Air Research JFS100-13A jet engine where the anemic 12V electrics used to live. The end result? Probably not what Sir Clive originally intended...