True Jay said it wasn't that quick off of the line but he also said the faster it was going the faster it wanted to go. Also trottle lag on both acceleration and deceleration was aproblem. I still wonder if a small single speed turbine teamed into a hybrid drive system could be packaged reasonably. Build the vehicle with what is primarily an electric drive and use the turbine to supply the power at highway speeds and charge the batteries. The ability to use different fuels should make it more attractive. As an aside I do remember a street rod that Coors sponsored in the 80s or 90s that featured a turbine engine in a 32 Ford Highboy. Also the Southern California Timing Association (?) changed the rules at Bonneville a few years ago to exclude turbine powered cars from wheel driven LSRs. When I heard that my basic reaction was WTF
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