For decades, Chrysler worked on an alternative engine design that might have provided a very flexible alternative. It ended without fanfare in 1979, and was never picked up again – as far as we know. Richard Benner, Jr., wrote: “Mike Eberhart (who works here at Chrysler St. Louis) is the guy who takes the vehicle around for shows all over the U.S. He gives rides in the vehicles (I have ridden 3 times) and for anyone who says they did ride it it, if they did, they sign into a log that’s kept here at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation, who owns the vehicle.
Mike just has it on loan to work on and transport it. He did much of the work himself to get it running and in the condition it is in.” One turbine-powered car, not made by Chrysler, was entered into professional racing at the Indianapolis 500; the turbine itself was a standard aviation unit, and the car involved nearly won, but a bad wheel bearing took it out of the race. Turbine powered cars were then excluded from racing through rules. Have a look at the history for this fascinating attempt to bring something new to automobile engines.
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In the last couple of months we’ve featured a lot of automotive history. Today we bring you some history in the making! This history is being made in a top-secret development program. An ‘extreme’ Mustang is being built, code name “Boy Racer” – this time for the racetrack. Watch in the video below as Ford Racing joins forces with Canadian motor sport company, Multimatic, to produce the worlds first turn-key Mustang racer.