The Glory Days of the Turbine

Carrying on with the turbine-powered theme established below, let's pop on into the TARDIS and see some history. While the late Don Vesco's Turbinator holds the land speed record for a wheel-driven vehicle, turbine-powered cars aren't often thought of much by the general motoring public (other than the mysterious engineers behind the black-ops Project 1221). There was a time when this wasn't the case. From Chrysler's Ghia-bodied Turbine Car experiment to Andy Granatelli's oddball 4WD 1967 Indy entry, turbines were a big deal back in the 1960s. One of the craziest racing machines built was the Howmet TX, a prototype sports racer that actually managed to win some races back in 1968. The article below, much like Clarissa or Fang Huang, explains it all.

Turbines and CVTs [8W]

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