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Oldsmobile cars belonged to the luxury class and were manufactured at the Olds Motor Works production facility in Lansing, Michigan, the United States. The Olds Motor Vehicle company was founded in 1897, and became a part of the General Motors company in 1908. The make existed till 2004. Today it is rightfully considered to be among the first car makes in the world, and the oldest one in the USA. Over its lifetime, the firm produced more than 35 million vehicles.
Technical specifications of Oldsmobile cars
The company can boast a number of innovations. In 1937 the manufacturer was the first to offer a semi-automatic gearbox with 4 speeds, which was named the Automatic Safety Transmission. These units were supplied for Oldsmobile by the Buick company. The vehicles were equipped with a clutch pedal and had a selector for two operating modes: Low and High. In 1940, the enterprise presented another new technical solution: a fully automatic 4-speed Hydramatic gearbox.
The brand’s engine equipped with a turbocharger was revolutionary for its time. It was named Turbo Jetfire and was introduced on the F-85 coupe in 1962. As the base, the engineers used the proprietary V8 215 CID engine and added it with the TO-3 turbocharger supplied by the Garrett AiResearch company. As a result, the engine power was increased from 185 to 215 hp, the maximum torque – from 311 to 406 N·m. The car accelerated to 97 km/h in 8.5 seconds. The engineers decided not to reduce the compression ratio (10,25:1); knocking was mitigated by supplying a mixture of distilled water, methanol and corrosion inhibitor to the engine. This compound was named Turbo Rocket Fluid. The Toronado coupe, produced from 1966 till 1992, had the 400 hp Rocket V8 engine. This made the vehicle the most powerful in its class. In 1966 the Toronado model became “The Car of the Year” according to the American magazine “Motor Trend”.
The voice alert system informed the driver about lack of coolant, abnormally high engine temperature, presence of the key in the ignition switch when the door is opened, and other. The system was offered optionally for the Delta 88 coupe of 1986.
Some standard features of the seventh generation 98 flagship model (1961–1964), were nontypical for their time. The car was provided with an oil filter, windscreen wipers with two operating modes, power steering, and brake booster. The third generation Bravada SUV was equipped with the Smart Trak system which engaged the all-wheel drive depending on the road surface type with the help of the electronically-controlled NP-136 transfer case.
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