From the Granatelli Papers: "A Gas Turbine Powered Car for Championship Class Racing"

From the Granatelli Papers: "A Gas Turbine Powered Car for Championship Class Racing"

 

The Granatelli Papers (WOS#3951) in the World of Speed Archive cover a range of subjects including Granatelli's work with and as part of Studebaker and Paxton as well as the development of Novi, Lotus-Ford, Hawk and Turbine race cars.

Found amongst the thousands of papers from the Granatelli estate recently donated to World of Speed, "A Gas Turbine Powered Car for Championship Class Racing" is at its core, a pitch to possible investors and partners (some, not necessarily "motorheads") to help back the develop of a gas-powered turbine Indy car for the 1967 Indy 500 with clear easy-to-read sections covering sometimes-hard-to-understand elements (especially for those who don't know the ins-and-outs of cars) needed to produce a high performance race car specifically for the Indy 500. Turn the pages of the flipbook below and take a look at the many elements Andy Granatelli and his team were grappling with, sometimes overcoming, in trying to develop a gas-powered turbine engine race car for the Indy 500.

  • 1.0   Introduction
  • 2.0   Vehicle Performance Requirements
  • 2.1   Power
  • 2.2   Fuel Consumption
  • 2.3   Fuel
  • 2.4   Oil Consumption
  • 2.5   Dry Weight
  • 2.6   Vibration
  • 2.7   Noise
  • 2.8   Cost
  • 2.9   Reliability
  • 3.0   Weight
  • 4.0   Aerodynamic Drag
  • 5.0   Rolling Resistance
  • 6.0   Aerodynamic Lift
  • 7.0   Tire Performance
  • 8.0   Weight on Driving Wheels
  • 9.0   Steady State Stability
  • 10.0 Transient Stability
  • 11.0 Handling
  • 12.0 General Vehicle Characteristics
  • 13.0 Conclusions
  • 14.0 Recommendations [sic]
  • Table 1 [Comparing PT6B, Ford, SC Offy, and Novi]