<title> The Fastest Schoolbus On The Planet</title>

The Fastest Schoolbus On The Planet

I always hated getting the bus when I was a kid. It was slow, cumbersome and the drivers were always grumpy, plus it was far too expensive. Imagine my joy then to discover an American by the name of Paul Stender had fitted an engine from a Phantom fighter jet to an American schoolbus in an attempt to break the World Speed Record for a schoolbus.


Paul Stedner School Bus jet rocket fuel

Paul Stedner School Jet Bus rocket fuel

Paul Stedner School Jet Bus rocket fuel


The bus, created by Stender and his team at Indy Boys Inc, reached an incredible 367 mph, firing out 80ft flames as it smashed the current World Record. Unfortunately, the bus is only used for shows, but Stender says his creation isn’t about coming up with a new form of transport:

“I built the bus for two reasons. The first is to entertain people because, come on,  it’s a jet bus! The second is to keep kids off drugs. Jets are hot, drugs are not.”

Paul Stender and Therese fastest school bus maker

Paul Stedner School Bus jet rocket fuel

Paul Stedner School Bus jet rocket fuel


The bus, although built from a genuine American schoolbus, has been hugely adapted by Stender and his team, with around only 5% of the original vehicle remaining.

“I built the whole thing myself, there’s no way the original bus could withstand the speeds I take it to. A lot of it is hand-crafted and the types of materials used would be more at home on an aircraft. There’s still some bus left on it though, there’s a little bit at the front, and the handles and door are the same.”

Paul Stedner School Jet Bus rocket fuel

Paul Stedner School Jet Bus rocket fuel


Paul Stedner School Bus jet rocket fuel

Paul Stedner School Bus jet rocket fuel


Stender also revealed the inspiration behind his incredible creation, which has a fuel economy of 150 gallons of fuel per quarter mile (think about that the next time you’re complaining about the fuel economy of your 4X4!):

“I guess this is my revenge for all those days riding on the slow journey to school. Now the bus goes at my kind of pace!”

Gues post written by John, a freelance copywriter who is currently working hard to gain his Prince2 accreditation so he can get a proper job!

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Comments

  1. Shop Carland says:

    Wow, 367 HP is faster than the entry level lexus IS that I just read about. Look at that huge fireball coming out of the tailpipe, it looks insane. I wouldn’t want to be a passenger on that bus though, seems like it could be dangerous to say the least.

  2. semi trucks says:

    Well tried but its amazing to see a jet engine in a school bus!
    The crazy people like stender can only do this, The parts are handcrafted by this fellow and all the machines were replaced sounds crazy, after few days we’re going to see a flying bus by stender and team!!