Chrysler turbine engines

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Chrysler created several turbine engines that were used in road vehicles:

  • CR1 1954–1956: Plymouth Belvedere 4-door
    • ~100 hp (75 kW)
    • No engine braking
    • Slow spool up
  • CR2 1956–1957: 1956 Plymouth Belvedere, 1957 Plymouth Fury
    • Better regenerator
    • Better fuel economy (18 US mpg)
  • CR2A 1960–1962: 1960 Plymouth Fury, 1962 Plymouth Fury (2), 1962 Dodge Dart (2), 1961 Dodge 2½ ton stake
    • Turboflite show car
    • 140 hp (104 kW), 375 lbf·ft (508 N·m)
    • Adjustable nozzle blades
  • A831 1963–1966: 1963 Chrysler Turbine Cars (50)
    Engine compartment of a 1963 Chrysler Turbine automobile
    • 130 hp (97 kW), 425 lbf·ft (576 N·m)
    • Much less lag
    • 50 cars + 5 prototypes, all but nine were destroyed. Two are owned by the Walter P. Chrysler museum (Daimler/Chrysler), One in Smithsonian collection, one in Detroit Historical Soc. collection, one in St. Louis MO - Museum of Trans, one in Henry Ford Museum, one on loan to the Petersen Museum (owned by L.A. Nat Hist. Museum), one (#991231) has been in the private collection of Frank Kleptz for many years and is fully operational. The only other running one not owned by Chrysler is owned by comedian Jay Leno.
  • A874 1964: 1964 Plymouth Furys (2)
    • Same as A831 but with larger regenerators.
  • Gen6 1964–1973: Prototype Dodge Charger, 1966 Dodge Coronet, 1973 B-Body sedans (3)
    • Same as A875 but with split accsessory drive.
  • Gen7 Coupe 1977: 1976 4-door Dodge Aspen (3), Concept F-body 79 Mirada, Concept 1980 Chrysler Lebaron,
    • 104 hp (78 kW) (could be raised to 125 hp (93 kW))

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