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Miamian
01-22-2009, 04:59 AM
LRRC engine (http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2427&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology&)



"We have a prototype ready of the crucial part of the engine," says Spottheim. "The breakthrough is the compressor, which is now working according to expectations."

Agam's turbine engine could be fitted into a regular car with some gear modifications, such as a Toyota Camry, and offer 100 miles to the gallon, the company boasts. This compares to about 21 miles to the gallon of today's average car. Road efficiency in cars is about 10 percent, says Spottheim, while Agam's engines promise 55% efficiency.

And of course Agam's engine is good news for the environment too: It consumes about the fifth of the petrol of a piston-based engine, and emits one-tenth of the CO2 fumes that contribute to global warning.

This is nice, but to me the Rotorom (http://forums.*************/showthread.php?t=8435&highlight=rotorom) is better since it runs on biofuel and can fit into existing designs. Maybe someone with expertise in this area could elucidate.

PhinPhan1227
01-22-2009, 09:04 AM
I still love the Wankel engine. That being said, the US Army has been running the M1 with a turbine engine for quite a while now with pretty good results, so why not cars?

TakeOne
01-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Pretty much looks like a turbine jet engine in a car. Will they make it fly too?