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This is one of the few remaining Chrysler Turbine cars that actually runs. It sounds like a jet airplane!
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Technorati Tags: 1963, 1964, Chrysler Turbine Car, turbine
Tags: 1963, 1964, Chrysler Turbine Car, turbine
I was given a model … I was given a model of the Turbine by a Chrysler Dealer back in 65 while my dad was shopping for a new car. My dad ended up buying a 65 Mustang but the Turbine model was fun to play with. I wish I would have kept it in the box along with the 65 Mustang 2+2 I got from Ford.
If I’m not mistaken … If I’m not mistaken, the Charger was initially intended for a turbine. Hence the name. Shame they didn’t do it in the end.
I rode in one at … I rode in one at the 1964/65 World’s Fair and saw one on the road on 2nd Ave, NYC in 1965.
wondering what the … wondering what the fuel mileage for that??
It’s too bad the … It’s too bad the Military-Industrial Complex never lets is see this technology everyday in our lives,imagine what we could do now.Hell,in the 30′s Nikola Tesla built a car that had an 80 hp ac motor and used an antenna,vacuum tubes,wires,and used no battery as a power source for the vehicle.He used radiant energy to power it.It ran for weeks in tests and speed’s over 80 mph.I press threw him under the bus for it and the secret died with him,with most of all his great inventions.
I was told this … I was told this motor was too powerful for the car, every one wore out the brakes …
Imagine every car … Imagine every car driving like this, youd go nuts. 1 vacuum cleaner noise is bad enough. There were modern cars back then, they were called Fiats, 600, 850 etc
Apparently there … Apparently there are nuances to this.
What I think we can say is that there’s a tradeoff between size/weight efficiency and thermal efficiency for engines generally. With turbines, one can play the tradeoff over a wider range. One can add lots of stages, or a heat exchanger as in this car, or a steam turbine using exhaust heat. But turbines found in cars or helicopters tend to be optimized for size/weight.
Wrong, the … Wrong, the thermodynamic efficiency of a turbine is higher than that of piston. The issue with small turbines is in order to make the blades move at an appropriate speed, the rotation rate has to be higher. A full size turbofan runs at <10k RPM whereas a turboprop or turboshaft needs 40K.
This car was a failure because the technology didn’t exist until about a decade ago to have a 100-120K turbine. As a result its efficiency was low and emissions high.
It’d be a real … It’d be a real treat to see this car live!
yup, seen a … yup, seen a documentary on discovery… its real.
Our next door … Our next door neighbor Dick Wanton worked for Chrysler. We lived in Lathrop Village Michigan a suburb of Detroit. When I was a teenager, Mr. Wanton brought home one of these cars and I got a ride! I still remember the experience. I am 70 now. As a kid with parents in the automobile industry, my Dad at GM tech Center, it was a great time for a kid. I remember that their were 50 prototypes built.
Our next door … Our next door neighbor Dick Wanton worked for Chrysler. We lived in Lathrop Village Michigan a suburb of Detroit. When I was a teenager, Mr. Wanton brought home one of these cars and I got a ride! I still remember the experience. I am 70 now. As a kid with parents in the automobile industry, my Dad at GM tech Center, it was a great time for a kid. I remember that their were 50 prototypes built
It can run on just … It can run on just about anything. Kersosene, diesel fuel, jet fuel, biodiesel. etc.
What fuel does it … What fuel does it run off? Jet fuel im assuming.
From the golden age … From the golden age of automotive engineering! Ten years hence this would all be gone, replaced by government oversight and the bean counters! This was really the only time such a thing could have happened!
Turbines are … Turbines are thirsty, as a rule, compared to piston engines, and expensive to build. They also have a lag in power delivery, a bit like turbo lag, that is a problem in a car. They do have good size and weight efficiency, which makes them attractive for aircraft. The response lag is not much of an issue for aircraft.
This car used a set of ceramic heat recovery units that transferred heat from the exhaust to the incoming air. This hurt the size and weight, but added thermal efficiency.
What an amazing … What an amazing car.
That is sooooo cool … That is sooooo cool!
Yes they did but … Yes they did but you have to remember back then they did not have Radial tires (SAVES FUEL) the cars back then were made of steel no plastic or composite materials like we have today. They did drive one from NY to LA I believe average like 50 MPH (Consider the roads back then) and it averaged I think it was about 17MPG. With today’s better alloys and CNC machines we do do far better.
except they use … except they use MORE fuel than a standard car
Does anyone know … Does anyone know what kind of power these cars put out ? Or what the fuel economy was ? Just curious.
not when you are … not when you are inside the car and cruisin’
hey……my father … hey……my father was vice president of chrysler canada at one point in his life he brought home this car.for a weekend..everybody crowded around it started like something out of the JETSONS…we were in Detroit at the time and went thru the tunnel to Amherstburg ontario…we fueled with diesel…..but you could feed it anything like banana peels……anyways I was around 15 at the time and really liked the attention the car received…it never went anywhere
Oh yeah, f*ck the … Oh yeah, f*ck the fuel economy
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