The intensive search for an alternative low-emission powerplant for passenger cars has led to a re-evaluation of the gas turbine for this type of service. The GT-225 engine was designed as a research tool. Vehicle tests of the engine fitted with a low-emission combustor demonstrated the following emissions: 0.11 g/km (0.18 g/mile) HC; 1.2 g/km (2.0 g/mile) CO; and 0.23 g/km (0.38 g/mile) NOx. In addition, fuel economy competitive with that of conventional passenger cars at turnpike speeds, substantially improved throttle response in comparison with earlier heavy-duty turbine engines and engine braking equal to that provided by the typical powertrain in today's cars were demonstrated. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • Collman, J S
    • AMANN, C A
    • Matthews, C
    • Stettler, R J
    • Verkamp, F J
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750167
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM