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By Steve Lehto,Jay Leno

delivering a behind-the-scenes look at the area of automobile learn and improvement within the Nineteen Sixties, this enticing narrative strains the delivery of Chrysler’s substitute “jet” automobile and divulges the tale at the back of its unexpected and mysterious loss of life. hoping on broad study and firsthand bills from surviving participants of the turbine motor vehicle program—including the metallurgist who created the unique metals for the engine and the attempt motive force who drove it at Chrysler's proving grounds—this chronicle files the daring improvement of an vehicle with a jet turbine engine. as well as operating good on almost any flammable liquid—including kerosene, vodka, heating oil, and Chanel N°5 perfume—the pioneering engines had one 5th the variety of relocating components and required much less upkeep than traditional engines. regardless of the fleet’s remarkable functionality over hundreds of thousands of miles via attempt drivers, Chrysler pulled the plug at the undertaking and overwhelmed just about all of the vehicles. the explanations in the back of the marvelous finish to the jet motor vehicle fleet are ultimately defined here.

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