Chrysler's Turbine Car, The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation ...Published on 03.05.2021
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These turbine engines would run on any flammable liquid; diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, tequila, even Chanel # 5. If cars had been mass-produced, today we might have cars that don't require fuels. petroleum derivatives. The engine was also much simpler than the piston engine, it contained a lot less moving parts and required a lot less maintenance. The cars had no radiators or fan belts and never needed oil changes.
Yet Chrysler crashed and burned most cars two years later; the brief glory of the jet car was over.
Steve Lehto interviewed every surviving member of the Turbine Car Program, from the metallurgist who created the exotic metals for the engine's interior to the test pilot who drove it to Chrysler's test grounds for days. . Lehto takes these firsthand testimonials and weaves them into a compelling story about the coolest car Detroit has ever produced.
Chrysler's Turbine Car, The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation, By Steve Lehto.
Alan Baire Eveillard
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