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Indy racing legend Andy Granatelli passed away on Sunday in Santa Barbara, CA, due to congestive heart failure. He was 90. Granatelli was famous for his innovation in American open-wheel racing, kicking off his Indy career with an entry in the 1946 race. His creative streak didn't really kick off until the 1960s, though, when the Dallas, TX-born Granatelli began entering a series of wildly powerful supercharged Novi V8s in the Indianapolis 500. This was followed by the arrival of the (in)famous

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We can appreciate a good track car as much as the next enthusiast, but we're beginning to bemoan their creation as a way out for automakers to charge wealthy customers obscene amounts of money for cars they're not even legally allowed to drive on the road. (As least, not in countries were homologation can't be circumvented with a sufficient bribe to the right bureaucrat. Which we're not entirely sure includes these United States.)

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Jay Leno's Chrysler Turbine Car – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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1982 Porsche 928 with a Boeing T50 turbine engine – Click above for image gallery, watch video after the jump

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Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above to watch the video

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Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Follow the jump for video of the 280Z Turbine

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