• 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo debut live at the Concorso Italiano

    The Fiat 500 Turbo aims for the sweet spot between the relatively hardcore Abarth and the standard 500: More pep, less harshness. It does it all for a starting price of just $20,200, making its made its debut at the Concorso Italiano this week. Whether the Fiat 500 Turbo will meet your needs in its stock form--that being 135 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque from its turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir engine--it might just be the blank canvas you've been looking for. And that's how Fiat is pitching it to the media, and, presumably, soon to customers. As a canvas, it's essentially an Abarth...

  • A 1982 Morgan Plus 8, propane-powered and turbocharged.
    Propane-Powered Morgan Plus 8 Turbo Defines 'Unconventional'

    Found on Bring A Trailer, this propane-powered and turbocharged Morgan Plus 8 isn't for everyone.

  • 2012 Volvo S80
    Details Emerge On Volvo's New Four-Cylinder Engines

    To increase power in its upcoming four-cylinder engine range, Volvo will use twincharger technology to combine the benefits of a supercharger with the strengths of a turbocharger.

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit
    Lotus Planning ‘R’ Performance Models With Turbo Power: Report

    Earlier this week we brought you the first details about Lotus’ new in-house developed V-8 engine, which is set to appear in the upcoming Esprit supercar as well as several other new models currently in development at the automaker’s Hethel facility in the UK. Here we divulged that the...

  • 2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com
    3-Cyl Volkswagen Passat: An Insight Into Extreme Downsizing

    Think turbocharger and you may think high performance, but the latest generation of cars are using turbochargers in order to maintain performance whilst engine capacity decreases in the push for improved fuel economy. Volkswagen is no stranger to forced induction, having used turbochargers on...

  • 2012 BMW M5 video
    2012 BMW M5 Hits The Track: Video

    You’re read all the specs, ogled the images and even played around with its online configurator. However, with a sales release not scheduled until this fall, the closest you’re going to get to the new 2012 BMW M5 is with this video showcasing the German sports sedan carving up some...

  • Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville record car

    Whilst Skodas have never been sold in the United States, gearheads probably know a little about the Czech Republic-based subsiduary of the Volkswagen Audi Group and some of the great cars the company has produced since becoming part of the VAG empire. As such, the brand has shaken off the reputation it once had as the butt of many jokes. Even so, you might approach the notion of a 200 mile per hour Skoda with some trepidation. Pull the other one, Skoda! Nevertheless, the car exists and Skoda is building a 600 horsepower version of its Octavia hatchback to break the double-ton at Bonneville...

  • Subaru Boxer RWD Sports Car Architecture
    Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe To Feature STI Model, Turbo Power Unlikely: Report

    Both Toyota and Subaru are scheduled to unveil their own separate versions of their jointly developed rear-wheel drive sports car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show this December, and while we’ve seen and heard plenty of Toyota’s version (nee Scion FR-S), not much is known about...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster
    2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo To Pack 208 Horsepower: Report

    Since we first started capturing spy shots of the Hyundai Veloster in action, we've reported a turbocharged version was in the works, and that fact was confirmed at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, some of the first specs on the turbo Veloster have slipped out, and they're promising. The hot-hatch...

  • Manny Ramirez and his 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 964
    We Bring You Great Tidings Of Manny Ramirez's Porsche

    And yea, it came to pass in the year of our Lord and Lady Gaga 2010 that Manny "Poopy Pants" Ramirez, multiple Silver Slugger and erstwhile doper, did solemnly and graciously sacrifice his prized 1994 Porsche 911 to eBay, with proceeds divided, like the waters of the great Red Sea, to charities of...

  • Ferrari engine
    Report: Ferrari Considering Turbocharged Engines

    Turbocharging will come eventually, but Ferrari need to solve the issue of turbo lag.

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
    2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Shaves 10 Seconds Off Nurburgring Lap Time

    Porsche has posted a new time of 7m 39s for its latest 2010 911 Turbo, which is exactly 10 seconds quicker than the non-facelifted model.

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

    Following the release of the facelifted Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 models late last year, as well as the new Targa and GT3, comes the first details and images for the updated 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo. Once again, Porsche has continued its tradition of only implementing minimal changes to the styling of its AWD Turbo, opting to focus on changes taking place under the revised sheet metal instead. For the 2010 model year, the Turbo has been given more power, better handling, and you can expect a higher price tag too. The only exterior mods appear to be chrome headlight surrounds, restyled...

  • Switzer P800 on the dyno
    Video: Switzer Performance P800 package Porsche 911 hits the dyno

    It's a classic recipe: take one high-performance sports car, add power to taste. How powerful you like it depends largely on your budget, but this time Switzer has made one for people not only with large bank accounts, but also with a huge appetite for speed. Starting with a stock Porsche 911 997...

  • Mcchip 2010 Audi TT-RS
    Mcchip liberates 400HP from the Audi TT-RS with ECU mod

    German tuning firm Mcchip specializes in optimizing the vehicle management systems and electronic control units of cars to eke as much performance out of them as possible, and its latest product focuses on giving the new Audi TT-RS a significant boost in the performance department - not that the...

  • EcoBoost badge
    Ford puts four-cylinder EcoBoost, Powershift plans on the table: 230hp, 2.0L

    Call it EcoBoost, call it TwinForce, it's a welcome addition to the Ford lineup for many buyers, packing more power in a smaller, more efficient engine. And soon the V6 version that debuted the twin-turbo technology will be joined by a four-cylinder, 2.0L 230hp version. That's the latest word from...

  • 2009 volkswagen bluesport roadster concept 007
    Production Volkswagen Bluesport roadster still a possibility?

    When it first appeared in Detroit back in January the Bluesport concept stirred talk of the revival of the roadster segment, and especially the Porsche 914 and 356. Unfortunately, the Porsche's rebirth was ruled out last month, and this had led to fears that the same fate may ensue for a planned...

  • 2010 Porsche Panamera
    Report: Porsche Panamera Turbo lays claim to 7:56 Nurburgring lap time

    Porsche's intense rivalry with Nissan over Nurburgring lap times may have cooled off in recent months, but a new rivalry appears to be in the works, this time with Cadillac and the CTS-V. A report emerging from Germany today has the Panamera Turbo lapping the Nurburgring in 7:56 minutes - just over...

  • BMW 335d

    Diesel is just beginning to make its comeback in the U.S., and BMW is ready to capitalize on that with a more powerful version of its 3.0L twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel engine. The extra grunt will help to move larger cars around more efficiently. And larger cars are likely to be the first beneficiaries of the new engine. The European 735d is expected to get the engine first, followed by the 535d and 335d. Other 35d models, such as the X5 xDrive 35d could also get the powerplant. The new engine rates a cool 306hp (228kW), and in typical diesel fashion, impresses with 443lb-ft (600Nm) of...

  • Alfa Romeo 159 sedan
    Alfa Romeo follows the engine downsizing route for 159 and Brera Coupe

    Alfa Romeo's handsome 159 sedan will be getting two new engines in the future, and like most automakers these days the engines Alfa Romeo will use will be embracing the philosophy of less displacement and more forced induction. There will be one new turbocharged petrol engine that will sit in the...

  • 2009 Audi A3
    Audi expands A3 range with two new economical 1.6L TDI engines

    In the U.S. the 2009 Audi A3 is only offered with a pair of petrol engines ranging in displacement from 2.0L up to 3.2L, but in the rest of the world Audi offers a full range of engine options including both petrol and TDI diesel units. Overseas the A3 engine family has now been expanded with the...

  • 2010 VW Touareg TDI BlueMotion
    Volkswagen launches new 28mpg Touareg TDI BlueMotion SUV

    Next year Volkswagen will launch a new petrol-electric hybrid version of its Touareg in its BlueMotion range but before that another version of the handsome SUV will get the environmentally conscientious banner. Just launched in Europe is the new Touareg TDI BlueMotion, which comes with a 225hp...

  • wimmer porsche 911 gt2 002
    Wimmer custom Porsche GT2 puts down 680hp

    With the tight tolerances, high-quality materials and top-level engineering that goes into today's cars, there's often a surprising amount of potential left inside their engines. It appears the Porsche GT2 is no exception, with the tuners at Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingen finding another 150hp...

  • 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    Volkswagen launches 'truth & dare' site to dispel diesel myths

    Americans don't know what to think about diesel, and when they do, they usually think it's a clattery, foul-smelling solution best left to freight-movers and trains. But the reality of today's diesel-powered cars is much different, and Volkswagen is out to inform the public through a new site...

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