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Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Thanks to Mr. Coop, I got to read about Turbonique, purveyors of the craziest technology ever to grace 1960s hot-rodding.

Independently powered superchargers. Direct-drive 1000-hp auxiliary turbine motors for cars. Rocket-powered go-karts capable of sub-9-second quarter miles with 160+mph trap speeds.

It makes me weep with joy just to know this stuff ever existed.

"Turbonique" For sale

Shotgun, that is way cool.

Folks: I shouldn't encourage the use of my site as a buy-sell, but there's a great photo at the linked page of a Turbonique-equipped 1982 Kawasaki Z1000. Perhaps for the first time in my life, I really wish I could read Swedish.

However, some things need no translation: "turbonique, drivs med oxygen, nitrogen och thermolen"? Yes please!
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