I imagine that gas turbine’s one-dimensional power arc might even have an application on the razor-straight, grid like road system of contemporary America. Every vehicle I have driven in America, from taxi cab to bus to Hhotrod seems great at going forward, loudly, with as little effort as possible, but the bump and grind of a twisty road is another proposition entirely.
"The vast majority of cars on our roads are powered by piston-engined internal combustion engines. A gas turbine, however, has no pistons.
Instead, air is compressed and fed into a combustion chamber, into which fuel is sprayed. The fuel/air "
"“Well, the thing that’s impressive apart from anything else in an engine is that each individual cylinder manages to go ‘suck, squeeze, bang, blow’ 92 times per second. The sparks required at 11,000rpm are 733 per second. The piston weighs five "
"The auction year is arriving at an interesting time, when car collectors are thinking to next year - moving on some classics they enjoyed over the last few years to a new home.
This is clear from the eclectic mix "
"Lotus Elite 1974 (type 75)
This is the only Lotus I currently own. It's a pain to work on. It's not even a runner at the moment and I'm spending a fortune on repairing the fibreglass. In fact, it's sitting there in "
"Let’s start with the shock and awe. Del Quigley slips behind the wheel of a single seat racer and rips from a standstill to 160mph. 740 bhp kicks from an oversized V8 and throws 450kg down the runway. The data "
"The prospect of loading up a motorcycle and heading off to explore the world is something every bike has thought about at some point.
Seeing the world on two wheels is an entirely different experience than doing so by car. "
"So many British racing drivers will know the feeling. The feeling of Indira Flack bounding over with a smile and a question, or handing them a letter, asking them to be part of her huge photographic project.
To date, Flack "
"We've come together to set out some guidelines - The Rules - that drivers really need to stick to.
They aren't official nor legally-binding, they have nothing to do with our bosses nor parent company and (let's be honest) they "