A nickel-cobalt-tungsten superalloy that was originally used in the high-pressure turbopumps of the space-shuttle main engines helps to improve the durability of the turbocharger on the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the new 2013 +Ford Motor Company
Fusion. Did you know the shuttle gets about 0.0139 mpg on liquid hydrogen at 17,500 mph! The Fusion only maxes out at about 135 mph but the 2.0-liter is projected to get about 33 mpg on the highway. The Fusion will run for about 467 minutes on a tank while the shuttles would drain the main tank in about 8.5 minutes.
Ford Brings Shuttle Technology to Your Garage with 2013 Fusion « 2013 Ford Fusion Story
The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion bristles with advanced technology, but not all of it is readily visible including the space shuttle material used in the turbocharger. Despite the fact that you will proba…
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