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Chevrolet Express -

The Chevrolet Express is a concept car from 1987.

The car was more than just another aerodynamic concept vehicle, the Chevrolet Express, was the latest iteration of General Motors' long-running experimentation with the gas turbine.

Powered by a mid-mounted GM AGT-5 turbine, the Express was designed to be capable of running at a constant 150 miles per hour. It was to be part of a system of federal limited access highways where high-speed travel was the norm.

The four-passenger, two-door car was accessed with a hatch raising the roof. Coefficient of drag was an amazing .195. Ground effects built into the carbon-fibre body, covered wheels and engine location were all part of the speed package.

Electronic gadgetry abounded including drive-by-wire controls, instrumentation and three dash-mounted screens and cameras replacing mirrors.