The Rise And Fall Of America's Jet-Powered Car

We almost had jet-powered cars. Chrysler quietly developed a Jet-powered car in the 1960s. Steve Lehto's new book Chrysler's Turbine Car explains how bureaucracy killed one of Detroit's engineering triumphs. —Ed. » 10/12/10 2:00pm 10/12/10 2:00pm

In the decades following World War II, the jet engine symbolized new technology that would propel…