20 July 2011 16:57 | By Danny Cobbs, contributor, MSN Cars
The greatest rocket-powered cars


Bloodhound (© Bloodhound)
  • Bloodhound (© Bloodhound)
  • Blue Flame (© Blue Flame)
  • Chrysler Turbine Car (© Chrysler)
  • Fiat Turbina (© Fiat)
  • Jet powered fire truck (© Patrick Davidson)
  • General Motors Firebird lll (© GM)
  • The Green Monster (© Art Arfons)
  • Jaguar C-X75 (© Jaguar)
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