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The Howmet TX was the prototype of a US-racing car, designed in 1968, in order to research the competitiveness of gas turbine-powered vehicles in motor racing.

Developed by the racer Ray Heppenstall, the car combined a chassis built by McKee Engineering with a gas turbine leased from Continental Aviation & Engineering. The project was financed by Howmet Castings. Even though the Howmet TX was not the first attempt to use a gas turbine in motor racing, it was the first and up to now the only one to win a race - two victories in the races of the Sports Car Club of America.

After the Howmet TX had been withdrawn from racing operations, it still set six land speed records.

Rofgo-Collection - Chapter 1 - Zeitart - Section 1 - Howmet

Rofgo-Collection - Zeitart - Section 1 - Howmet

Rofgo Collection - Edition 2008-2019
Chapter 1 - Section 1 - Howmet
Mixed media on canvas
Measurements 2,0 x 1,4 m

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