Chrysler's Turbine Car

Chrysler's Turbine Car

The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation

eBook - 2010
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Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler's alternative jet car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise. Relying on extensive research and firsthand accounts from surviving members of the turbine car program including the metallurgist who created the exotic metals for the engine and the test driver who drove it at Chrysler's proving grounds this chronicle documents the bold development of an automobile with a jet turbine engine. In addition to running well on virtually any flammable liquid including kerosene, vodka, heating oil and ChanelN5 perfume the pioneering engines had one-fifth the number of moving parts and required less maintenance than conventional engines. Despite the fleets amazing performance over millions of miles by test drivers, Chrysler pulled the plug on the project and crushed almost all of the cars. The reasons behind the surprising end to the jet car fleet are finally explained here.
Publisher: [United States] :, Chicago Review Press :, 2010.
ISBN: 9781569767719
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Apr 22, 2015

interesting book, I never knew Chrysler had made a car with a jet engine back in the 60's.
The book discusses it's development, testing phase in which 50 cars were lent to the public for road testing.
Issues that lead to the demise of the car going into mass production.

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