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Old 10-04-2008, 03:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I Don't Believe It

Gas turbines only surpass ICE's after they pass the 100,000 HP level - what turbine people call Frame 8s. That little heat loss thing, y'know.

It might fit, and it would probably go like a scalded dog. But like the Hyabusa engine in a Smart it would get lousy MPG.

Did you ever stop and ask why - in a hypercompetitive auto market - nobody ever offered a turbine?
2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
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3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
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