A turbine engine has no pistons.
A nozzle blows hot gas over a spinning fan blade.
This engine has 80% fewer parts then a piston engine.
Has maximum torque at zero rpm.
Only a few moving parts, and can burn about anything that will burn.
It is my opinion that we should be using Gas Turbine engines instead of piston engines.
Every major auto company has had a gas turbine project at one time or another. All seem to be going well, but when it comes production time, they all have an excuse to not go with the gas turbine engine.
The latest was the Jaguar C-X75.
They decided not to go into production due to the "global economic crisis."
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