The Turbonique Rocket axle is one of the coolest and most insane pieces of tech to land in the automotive realm. It’s a rocket-powered rear axle aimed at the drag racing set. One of the best examples of a vehicle to wear this is the Tobacco King Galaxie, which remains one of the coolest cars ever built. But the rocket axle obviously didn’t take hold since most didn’t want to Wiley Coyote themselves into a fireball at the end of 1,320 feet.
What are other examples of amazing automotive tech that didn’t stand the test of time?