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 Chevrolet Astro III

Chevrolet Astro III

Description

1969 Chevrolet Astro III Concept. While not a true 3 wheeler, it has 2 wheels in the front that were place very close together.

GM says the Chevrolet Astro III was a “two-passenger experimental car resembling an executive jet aircraft,” that was envisioned as a “high-performance vehicle suited for travel on restricted access highways of the future.”

The Astro III was powered by a 317-horsepower Allison gas turbine engine originally developed for use in military and civilian helicopters, and was paired with a two-speed Hydramatic transmission. Instead of steering wheel, the vehicle was controlled via two joysticks in the cockpit. The driver couldn’t see out of the rear, so the vehicle featured a rear-facing camera and a display screen – standard equipment on even the cheapest cars now, but high-tech equipment for the late 1960s.

The Astro III appears to use a design similar to the Nissan DeltaWing race car – using a pair of small, narrow front wheels up front and a comparably wide rear track.
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1969 Chevrolet Astro III Concept

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