The VW-GT 150 — An Experimental Automotive Gas Turbine Engine 800190

A 100-kW automotive gas turbine is being investigated at Volkswagenwerk. The paper describes the special features of the component elements of this engine and presents the current status of engine development in regard to response time, fuel consumption, multi-fuel capability, and engine emissions. Test results are submitted of an experimental gas-turbine-powered vehicle. Reference is made to further fuel economy improvements with the aid of ceramic components.


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