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Chrysler's Turbine Car

Chrysler's Turbine Car
Product Description
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 andreveals the story behind itssudden 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 this unique car. In addition to running wellon virtually any flammable liquid - including kerosene, vodka, heating oil, and ChanelN5 perfume - the engines had one fifth the number of moving parts and required less maintenance than conventional engines.Despite the fleet's 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 thesurprising end to the jet car fleetarefinally explained here.
Total Pages
224 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
Unknown
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