In 1971, Lotus Raced A Four-Wheel Drive F1 Car Powered By An Airplane…

The early 1970s were quite possibly the craziest years in Formula One and not only because of the mammoth sideburns. These were years of wild experiments in fields as apart as aerodynamics and sponsorship structures, and they produced fascinating evolutionary dead-ends like the Lotus 56, a turbine-powered, four-wheel… » 4/16/12 4:30pm 4/16/12 4:30pm

A Brief History Of The Jet-Powered Car

For a short period of time in the last century, turbine-driven cars were all the rage. Manufacturers hawked them, race engineers played with them, and the public drooled over them. 8W takes a glimpse into our kerosene-fueled past. —Ed. » 7/16/10 12:30pm 7/16/10 12:30pm