Logo TS
M-497 Black Beetle Icon Shop Diesel
M-497 Black Beetle
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 10 Icon Power
Tax 170 Fuel
Dispatch XP 88 XP
Set Black Beetle (+145%)
OCU Not required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost N/A Cost 370 Gems
Buy XP Buy XP 60,000 XP
Level Level 101
Limit Limit 1
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 17 Jan 2012 305 Gems 60,000 XP 82 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO Vintage 25 Nov 2012 305 Gems 60,000 XP 82 Limit 1
Other Information
Added to the Shop with the 23 Mar 2012 Game Update.
The M-497 (nicknamed Black Beetle) was an experimental jet-powered locomotive developed and tested in 1966 in the USA. Two second-hand jet engines were mounted atop an existing Budd Rail Diesel Car body which had received a streamlined front cowling. The construct was then successfully sent on test runs over the existing but otherwise unmodified track chosen for its arrow-straight layout and good condition. The car reached a speed of 183.68 mph (295.54 km/h), which is still the light-rail speed record for the United States.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.