• GM patent for twin-charged high-compression hybrid powertrain

    The latest General Motors patent underscores how busy the automaker's powertrain engineers have been. The automaker received a patent approval for a high-compression, twin-charged hybrid powertrain in October, AutoGuide reported Wednesday. And when we say "high compression," we're talking ridiculously high compression. At the powertrain's core is an internal-combustion engine paired with a low-flow supercharger and a high-flow turbocharger. The supercharger takes care of low-end power, while a turbocharger would spool up after 3,000 rpm. The traditional mechanicals would connect to one or...

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    New information says 2019 Toyota Supra will get a manual transmission, turbo V-6 engine

    Enthusiasts can let out a sigh of relief if the latest information about the 2019 Toyota Supra turns out to be true. According to a Toyota insider, the reborn Supra will feature a manual transmission after all. Plans also call for a turbocharged V-6 engine. As you may recall, the most recent leaked...

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    No manual transmission for 2019 Toyota Supra, but 4- and 6-cylinder engines planned

    Every time a new piece of 2019 Toyota Supra information hits the web, it causes a flurry. Why? Because the car was held in such high regard and its return has been eagerly awaited by so many. While we have high hopes for the 2019 Supra, it looks like it will forego one thing we love: a manual...

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