Jesse James is perhaps best known for his romantic antics behind the back of his ex-wife, the actress Sandra Bullock. Before his sexual extravagances became a favourite topic for certain types of newspapers, he was, of course, known as the man behind the motorcycle chop shop West Coast Choppers.
For the moment at least, James has taken a break from his usual antics and motorcycle building to take his Hennessey GT1000 Twin Turbo for a spin - with a rather disastrous end. This happened on a stretch of road that a bystander described as a "super twisty lane" near James's house in Austin, Texas. He apparently overestimated his abilities as a driver and lost control of the 1000bhp super-car - crashing it into a neighbour's yard.
The strange thing about the whole affair is that the super tuner, John Hennessey, seemed rather pleased with what happened.
On the motoring website Jalopnik, he said "It's nice to know that Jesse drives his Hennessey GT hard enough to find the limit. After all, if you don't crash or break every now and then you're not going fast enough."
Jesse James seems to be rather good at destroying things - including his marriage and his car. Fortunately the Hennessey GT 1000 was covered by insurance - which is more than can be said of his marriage to Sandra Bullock.
For those of you who cannot wait to get your hands on one of these monster machines: the Hennessey GT 1000 Twin Turbo has a supercharged 5.4-litre V8 engine that delivers 1,000bhp. It can accelerate from 0-60mpg in 2.8 seconds.
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