Jay Leno's Garage Plays With The Chrysler Turbine: Video

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1963 Chrysler Turbine. Image via Jay Leno's Garage

1963 Chrysler Turbine. Image via Jay Leno's Garage

Packed with vintage footage with a decidedly "the future is here" flavor, Jay Leno's video of his time with a Chrysler Turbine is one for any fan of the ill-fated but certifiably awesome automotive fantasies of the '50s and '60s. How awesome? How about 44,500 rpm, 425 pound feet of torque, and ... a measly 130 horsepower. We'll let the last one slide.

The Turbine in particular has long been one of our favorite useless, impractical, and unrealistic cars. The 1963 show car tested here is a particularly beautiful example of classical futuristic styling. Don't miss the original promo video of the turbine-powered car after Jay's video.

[Jay Leno's Garage]

 
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