Turbocharging

  • Koenigsegg exhaust setup

    Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained shows how Koenigsegg's engineers bypass straight pipes and emissions delays to optimize power

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package
    Porsche wants to build naturally aspirated engines as long as possible

    Following a report from Motor last week suggesting the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 would ditch its naturally aspirated flat-6 in favor of a turbocharged engine, Porsche’s head of GT motorsport and GT road cars, Frank-Steffen Walliser, offered a softly worded denial. Speaking to Drive in...

  • 2014 BMW M3 and M4 engine technology
    2014 BMW M3 & M4: Engine Tech Gallery

    The move from the soaring, singing S65 V-8 of the E9x BMW M3 to the new twin-turbo, in-line six-cylinder S55 in the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe has some fans longing for the sweet sounds of massive revs. Fortunately, the new six looks to make its own style of music. BMW S55 engine also looks...

  • 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept - STI
    Turbocharged Subaru BRZ In The Works: Report

    A higher-performance Subaru BRZ tuned by the people at Subaru Tecnica International (STI) is coming, though whether the car will feature a naturally-aspirated or turbocharged engine is still unclear. A previous report suggested the BRZ STI model would remain naturally aspirated, due to the...

  • 2013 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost live photos
    In Five Years, 25 Percent Of Cars Sold In The U.S. Will Be Turbocharged

    Last year, Americans purchased some 12.8 million new vehicles. Of that number, 1.3 million vehicles, or roughly 10 percent, came with turbocharged engines. In just five years, however, turbo supplier Honeywell expects that total to climb to four million turbocharged vehicles, representing...

  • Track testing the Chevy Malibu Turbo
    Chevrolet Track Tests The 2013... Malibu Turbo? Video

    If we asked you to name a track-worthy sport sedan, chances are good you’d pick the BMW M5, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG or possibly even the Cadillac CTS-V. Further down the list, we suppose even a Volvo S60 or Ford Taurus SHO could make the cut-off, but one car we’d never expect to see...

  • 2013 Scion FR-S

    Bad news, sports fans: if you’re looking for a factory-built Scion FR-S turbo, word is that no such animal is forthcoming, at least in the United States market. The problem, as Car and Driver points out, is cost. The Scion FR-S was designed specifically to sell in the mid-$20k range in the United States market. Such pricing is meant to appeal to younger buyers on a limited budget, making the Scion FR-S a “reverse halo” car for the brand. With the strong Japanese yen and weak U.S. dollar, a turbocharged Scion FR-S would need to sell near the $30,000 price point, and Scion...

  • Jay Leno Camaro
    2009 'Leno Edition' Camaro V-6 Visits Jay Leno's Garage: Video

    A 2009 twin-turbo Camaro, built from Jay Leno's input, could represent a future performance direction for GM.

  • 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
    Lamborghini Rules Out Turbocharging, For Now

    While many of its rivals go the turbocharging route in order to boost performance without any detriment to fuel efficiency, Lamborghini has decided to go against doing the same with its models, at least until the end of this decade. The information was revealed by Lamborghini CEO Stephan...

  • In 2012, Chevy returns to IndyCar racing with an all-new twin-turbo V-6.
    Chevrolet Talks About Its Return To Indy: Video

    In 2012, Chevy engines return to Indycar for the first time in 10 years.

  • 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    Hyundai Working On Turbo V-6: Report

    Hyundai has developed a turbocharged version of its 3.8-liter V-6, which is currently undergoing testing in house. Whether or not it sees production will be based on the feedback the company receives.

  • Turbocharger
    BMW Patents Its Electric Turbocharger Design: Report

    BMW has filed a German patent application for it's electric turbocharger design, which can provide both low-end and high-end power.

  • 2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com

    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 diesel vehicles for many years and on gasoline vehicles more recently in the last few generations of Golf and Passat. Those cars have mostly used 2.0 liter engines though - a capacity that dwarfs engineering firm Bosch's latest 1.2 liter, 3-cylinder Passat. Along with partner Mahle, the Bosche Mahle...

  • BMW minicar rendering
    BMW To Expand TwinPower Turbo Technology To Three-Cylinder Engines

    About a year ago we reported on BMW developing a new family of modular gasoline and diesel engines that will include a three-cylinder variant and eventually go into some 1.5 million BMW and MINI models annually. BMW has now revealed that the engines will feature its latest ‘TwinPower...

  • 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
    Ferrari Boss Says V-6 Engine Possible

    Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not the first sector they look at is the auto industry. Here in the U.S. the government has imposed a tough 35.5 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy standard for...

  • Hennessey Chevrolet Camaro
    Hennessey Rolls Out 1,000 Horsepower Chevrolet Camaro Kit

    Thought Hennessey’s LS9-packing 700 horsepower HPE700 was as extreme as Camaro tuning got? Think again because the Texan tuner is at it again and now offering mega 1,000 horsepower upgrades for the Chevy pony car. Called the HPE1000, the heart of Hennessey's latest kit is a 7.0-liter LSX V-8...

  • Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 cylinder head with DI
    Ford Working On More Powerful, More Efficient EcoBoost Technology

    Earlier this week Ford announced plans for three new EcoBoost engines to enter its North American lineup by the end of the year, with a pair of four-cylinder versions destined for the 2011 Ford Explorer and Edge models. For anyone not in the know, EcoBoost is essentially the addition of separate...

  • Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
    GM Working On EcoBoost-Like Twin-Turbo V-6 For Cadillac XTS Flagship

    While Ford’s EcoBoost technology is nothing really revolutionary--direct injection and turbocharging has been available on European diesels for years--the Blue Oval has been making strides over the competition when it comes to the performance and efficiency of its new engines. EcoBoost...

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