1958 ford nucleon. The ford nucleon would have been powered by a rear mounted self contained nuclear reactor. The ford nucleon is a concept car developed by ford in 1957 designed as a future nuclear powered car one of a handful of such designs during the 1950s and 60s. In 1958 ford built several 38 scale concept car models including the volante which supposedly could use three fan motors to levitate from a parking place and take to the air.
Rather then use a combustion engine the ford nucleon used steam power generated from the heating of water by a compact uranium fission reactor located in the back of the. But the most amazing of these models was the nucleon. The concept was only demonstrated as a scale model.
This vehicle was intended to be powered by a small nuclear reactor which would be housed in the rear. The ford nucleon was a 1958 concept car designed by the ford motor company to represent the nuclear powered cars of tomorrow. The ford nucleon concept car.
Engine horsepower torque dimensions and mechanical details for the 1958 ford nucleon concept.