A show-stopping Learjet limo has been unveiled, featuring a fully-custom design that has transformed a former plane into a nightclub on wheels. The one-of-a-kind vehicle, which cost more than $1 million (£760,000) to construct and can transport up to eight passengers, uses four 28-inch wheels attached to a wingless Learjet fuselage.
Before it was debuted in 2018, the 28-meter (42ft)-long ‘Limo-Jet’ was in the making for 12 years, and is the brainchild of designer Dan Harris and co-owners Frank DeAngelo and Dima Kashevatsky.
It is now available to anybody prepared to pay $5 million for the contraption. Before it was debuted in 2018, the 28-metre (42ft)-long Limo-Jet was in the making for 12 years.
It was developed by the Illinois-based Jetsetter, Inc and the idea was conceived back in 2006 by Dan Harris and Frank DeAngelo and is based in Lakeville, Minnesota, USA.
The inside is packed to with lights, speakers, screens, and enough seating for a wedding party.
It is no longer powered by the original jet engine but a V8 internal combustion engine.
The old engine housings have been fitted with lights to provide a soft glow at night.
Exact dimensions of the so-called Learjet remain unknown but the mystery and intrigue is part of the appeal according to Mr DeAngelo.
It took between 60 and 100 people to bring the unique creation to fruition, with a steel chassis used to reinforce the aluminium jet body.
Parts from numerous vehicles were incorporated into the finished product, including lights from a Jeep and suspension parts from a pick-up truck – as well as several custom made pieces.
Powered by a Vortec V8 engine, with a top speed of just over 100mph, the finished Limo-Jet weighs an impressive 12,000 pounds and has a tail fin that sits almost 12 feet in the air.
While the wings obviously had to be removed for the vehicle to become road-worthy, the jet engine nacelles remain, and house two 12-inch subwoofers surrounded by neon lights.
Alongside the ‘engine speakers’, a motorized cover reveals a row of subwoofers and speakers along the edge of the limo, all of which makes up the exterior sound system of the vehicle.
And while the outside is bound to turn heads, the fully custom interior is no less impressive.
A set of fold-down stairs lead inside, where neon lights illuminate the interior, alongside a large TV screen, more speakers, and a tonne of amplifiers.
Up front, there is a single seat for the driver, or ‘pilot’, with a bank of four monitors on the custom dash.
These screens are hooked up to external cameras to allow the driver to see around the giant car during its various voyages.
Keeping the jet theme going, above the driver’s seat, in the ceiling of the limo sits a bank of toggle switches which activate the car’s custom disco lighting, as well as the lights in the special ‘Infinity Mirror’ floor.
Currently touring the country as a promotional vehicle, anyone can book the limo for private events if they’re looking to make an impression.
The Jetsetter owner plans to manufacture more custom cars along the lines of the Limo-Jet in the future, but it all depends on the success of his unique prototype.