Ron Patrick decided to do something with his engineering degree (PhD in Mech. Eng. from Stanford). He created these two out-of-control vehicles. The VW has a GE Model T58-8F helicopter engine. This produces 26,000 RPM and takes 700 amps to start the engine…and 1,350 horse-power, not bad for a VW. As for the scooter, one engine alone gets you way past 60mph.