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Turbine-Powered Car Accelerates Like a Jet

THE GIST OF THE STORY Jaguar has unveiled a new turbine-powered car, the C-X75. The car runs on micro-sized turbine engines that burn fuel to charge the battery, which powers four electric motors. The car can go from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a range of 560 miles.   ===========================================================   Jaguar, working with Bladon Jets, recently unveiled a hybrid concept car, the C-X75, that can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in a blistering 3.4 seconds. The car gets its power from two new micro-sized gas turbine engines that are slightly larger and longer than a human forearm. The jet-like engines feed four electric motors, which give the car a range of 560 miles. "It has long been a dream to get gas turbines into a car; the automotive industry has been trying for 50-plus years," said Gary Lamb, Director at Bladon Jets. "It is only now that we have a viable proposition." To most people a gas turbine engine is the huge c