Watch This Turbine Dragster Hit 197 Miles Per Hour

This is a recreation of Tim Arfon's "Green Monster 19." It is basically a turbine engine with some wheels and a seat. And someone drove it to 197 miles an hour. » 5/28/13 1:00pm 5/28/13 1:00pm

Forgotten Cars: Hey, Rover Made Turbine Cars, Too!

Welcome to Forgotten Cars, where we highlight fascinating cars and engines that are obscure, unrecognized and lost to the passage of time. » 1/27/13 4:00pm 1/27/13 4:00pm

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

Aging Paint, Timeless Whoosh

The dash of the ex-Emerson Fittipaldi, Pratt-and-Whitney-engined 1971 Lotus 56B turbine Indy car at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tachometers with percentage rings = 100 percent win. Photo Credit: F1Fanatic » 7/08/10 8:30am 7/08/10 8:30am

VIDEO: Chrysler Turbine Cars Meeting Fate In Crusher

Ever wonder what happened to the Chrysler turbine cars? We hate to break it to you, but most went to the crusher. Those with a penchant for 45,000-rpm turbine engines in Italian coachwork, be forewarned: graphic footage ahead. » 6/25/10 12:30pm 6/25/10 12:30pm

1954 Fiat Turbina Concept, Three Turbine Engines, No Waiting

The Fiat Turbina is one of those odd little engineering exercises which eventually fade into the ether. As a car, it certainly was interesting to look at, beautiful even, and wore high fins way before they were cool. But the really slick stuff was under the skin. The mid-mounted powerplant consisted of three different… » 5/22/08 4:00pm 5/22/08 4:00pm