Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbo Rocket V8 – This Was The Very First Turbo Technology!

Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbo Rocket V8Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbo Rocket V8

One of the first American production cars to run a turbo was the 1962 Oldsmobile Jetfire. The turbocharged V8 produced 215 horsepower and 300 ft/lbs of torque, which was a big deal in the early 1960’s.

Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbo Rocket V8 – This Was The Very First Turbo Technology!

This was the first production V8 engine to boast an impressive 1:1 horsepower-to-cubic-inch ratio. The car also featured a unique “Turbo Rocket Fluid” injection system that helped cool the charge air temperatures and prevent detonation.

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