With all the modes of transportation that a Corvette engine has been put in over the years, it’s hard to believe that no one has thought of putting one in a jet ski.
But that’s what yacht designer Kurt Strand is working on right now.
Bearing the somewhat naughty name of the Wet Rod, the jet ski will reportedly have a Corvette 5.7-liter V8 motor capable of 300 horsepower and propelling the personal water craft to speeds of 65 mph.
That sounds absolutely terrifying to this writer, but we’re sure there are thrill-seekers out there who will love the Wet Rod.
Of course, they’ll have to be thrill-seekers with a big wallet since the Wet Rod will start at $49,000!
The 16-foot jet ski will have a carbon fiber / epoxy body. Options include wood or carbon fiber inlays, custom paint and/or wrapping, custom trailer, sound system, chrome engine dress-up kit, and GPS navigation. You can even store drinks (perhaps champagne?) in an ice box under the seat, and it will even feature a waterproof luggage box.
The Wet Rod will go on sale later this year.
Of course, if you think that’s a lot for a jet ski, we understand that Strand is planning a $25 million Strand Craft 122 yacht, which even includes its own supercar able to be stored on board when you’re not using it. No word on whether that supercar is a C7 Stingray.
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