Jay Leno Drives the 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car [Video]
Only 55 were ever produced, and they were built around bodies made by Ghia, in Italy, which underwent final assembly in a small plant, in Detroit. Jay Leno has one of these, and he recently did an extensive presentation of the car - he is one of just two private owners. However, in a similar manner to what GM did with the EV1, Chrysler recalled and destroyed 46 of them.
The car is utterly unique, and so-60s, in terms of styling, and with 130 hp and 576 Nm of torque it could crack 62 mph (100 km/h) in 12 seconds, or quicker depending on the outside conditions. Also, because it had no moving parts to speak of, it was extremely smooth in its operation, as Jay demonstrates with a glass of water, it was surprisingly quiet and contrary to popular belief, the exhaust gases coming out of the back were actually not that hot.