Prototype Rover gas turbine motor car, JET 1, 1946 - 1950. The car itself is a standard Rover 75 saloon, converted to an open two seat body and having Girling disc brakes on all four wheels. The engine unit is a two-shaft Rover T.8 gas turbine which develops 200 H.P. at 40,000 compressor r.p.m. Neither a conventional clutch or gearbox are used. The drive is taken directly from the power turbine shaft to the differential rear axle.
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overall (approximate): 1350 mm x 1440 mm x 4380 mm, 1270kg
- private cars
- Rover Car Co. Ltd.
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