Opting for the turbine was more than just a gimmick; it also kept weight down. While producing 375 horsepower, the powerplant weighed only 175 pounds, and there was no transmission, either. The chassis came directly from a Can-Am car, so the TX handled pretty well, too.
For a racing fan, listening to the Howmet speed around the track is surreal because there's no building revs or blipping throttle. To maintain efficiency, the turbine runs constantly with at least 80 percent throttle. The result is a steady whine no matter what the wheels are doing. You definitely want to give it a listen in the latest video from Petrolicious.