Renault Etoile Filante 1956
After World War 2, as the aeronautical industry boomed, it was only natural to attempt to carry aviation technology over to the automobile, a trend epitomized by the Renault Etoile Filante.
After 1945, turbine specialist Turbomeca sought to draw public attention to the use of gas turbines. Won over by the idea, Renault accordingly launched the development of an experimental car powered by a 270 hp powerplant - the tubular-framed, stratified polyester bodied Etoile Filante.
On September 5th 1956, the whine of its gas turbine echoed over Bonneville Salt Flats in the United States. Instants later, a new world record for turbine powered car was established: an average of 306,9 kph over one kilometre and 308,9 kph over five kilometres.
Engine: Turbomeca Turmo I turbine (270 hp) - Transmission: rear wheel drive, reduction drive, 1 forward speed + reverse - Brakes: disc brakes all around - Dimensions: length 484 cm, width 181 cm, weight 950 kg - Claimed top speed 330 kph - Number of cars produced: 2
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