Video: The Oldsmobile Jetfire, the Other First Turbocharged Production Car

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The Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sypder may often be considered the first turbocharged production car, but there was another that went on sale around the same time that could also potentially claim that title: the Oldsmobile Jetfire.

Besides being, essentially, a pillarless hardtop version of the Cutlass, the Jetfire was powered by a turbocharged version of Oldsmobile's 215-cubic-inch V8 engine. In this configuration, the Jetfire was reported to be capable of 215 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque that gave the car a zero-to-60 time of roughly 9 seconds.

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