Detroit investigated turbine technology for cars well beyond the Sixties – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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Detroit investigated turbine technology for cars well beyond the Sixties

In January 1966, Chrysler collected the 55 Ghia-bodied turbine-powered cars it had lent out to the general public over the prior couple years; sometime after mid-April of that year, it then destroyed all but nine of the cars. To even casual auto enthusiasts, that seemed to mark the end of Detroit’s fling with turbine engines and thus the final validation of the internal combustion engine. But, as it turns out, Detroit continued to look into the turbine as an internal combustion alternative for decades after, leading up to the turn toward electrification in recent years.

Detroit investigated turbine technology for cars well beyond the Sixties

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