This Road-Legal Jet-Engined MG ZT Pickup Is The Definition Of Insanity

Whoever decided to fit a working jet engine to the back of a modified MG ZT deserves a hearty pat on the back... but also some kind of mental health check

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MG - This Road-Legal Jet-Engined MG ZT Pickup Is The Definition Of Insanity - Used Cars

This has to be the oddest used car we’ve brought to you in some time. What you’re looking at was an MG ZT with a 2.5-litre V6 at the front, but these days it’s bringing quite a lot more to the party.

The roof was chopped and replaced with a pickup back end, with a solid bulkhead behind two seats and steel plating on the load bed itself. You won’t be putting much luggage in there, though, because it’s carrying a working jet engine.

MG - This Road-Legal Jet-Engined MG ZT Pickup Is The Definition Of Insanity - Used Cars

Apparently this terrifying concoction is road-legal as long as you don’t trigger the Rolls Royce gas turbine, which spins to 35,000rpm and has its own fuel tank and pump. It runs on either kerosene or diesel and should pretty much guarantee that nobody ever dares tailgate you.

It comes to life with just a few flipped switches and a press of the starter button, but for God’s sake never do it in public. The seller says he’s only ever run the unit at idle, describing it as ‘brown pants time lol’. No kidding. Imagine how the driver behind would be feeling…

MG - This Road-Legal Jet-Engined MG ZT Pickup Is The Definition Of Insanity - Used Cars

We rather like the V6 ZT. In its favour it has a long MOT with all necessary paperwork for the car. It has covered 94,000 miles, is lowered and wears an induction kit, none of which really means a lot next to what’s at the back, unless of course you count the fact that the ride quality must be horrific.

Just in case you’re wondering, the auction for this ‘tarmac terrorist’ (his words, not ours) also includes a maintenance manual for the willing DIY mechanics among you, letting you service and/or rebuild the Rolls Royce engine on your own driveway. Probably.

At the time of writing, with just 12 hours left on the eBay UK auction, the price stands at £5100 after 106 bids. If you want it, you’d better be quick. And brave.