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Is it the Tesla Electric Roadster? i dont remember the car having a gearbox' date=' though..

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No that is not it.........................go a little back in history

Yes it did have a gearbox!!

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oh no..................

Supra runs on petrol............though the way a tuned supra produces power from it makes other petrol cars wonder if they have been fed diesel insteadsmiley15.gif

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well everyone......this thread has been inactive quite long!!!!!

let me try CPR here..........

ok here goes........

which automobile that did not use a conventional Internal combustion engine came very close to win a motor race.......

well let me give clues......

  • it was a car race.
  • it nearly won the race

    and car was almost a lap ahead of the second place car when a gearbox

    bearing failed just three laps from the finish line.(sad story no)

i gave one more clue.it was nicknamed silent ***

here is its photo

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ok then let me give the answer

this is the car and its details

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In 1967, this revolutionary STP Oil Treatment Special  4wd helicopter turbine engine powered car fielded by racing and entrepreneurial legend Andy Gartanelli and driven by Parnelli Jones nearly won the INDY 500

the STP turbine-powered car was almost a lap ahead of the second place car when

a 5$ gearbox bearing failed just three laps from the finish line and it had to retiresmiley19.gif

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Never knew it..smiley24.gif And how can a heli turbine engine be so silent?

Anyway' date=' here's another "first" question:

Which company is the first to introduce LED headlights on a production model?

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well the present generation Auid S6 uses LED strip along its head lights which are used as city/running lights.........dont know of car which uses a full LED headlight in production car(though in lots of concept cars)

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