Everyone was prepared to welcome Toyota as only the second Japanese manufacturer ever to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the worst possible outcome happened: a mechanical failure forced the No. 5 to stop on its final lap. One team insider believes it may have had a turbo failure, per Daily Sportscar.
The last time I posted the lil red GTX had just fizzled out after getting clobbered on the rough stages of the 2015 Lake Superior Performance Rally. We had felt pretty good about the new turbo and the set up in general but then at the very end of stage 12, the car turned off, and that was that. We coasted through the…
We’ve covered the numerous benefits of the Mercedes Formula One team’s revolutionary split turbo before, but how did the team come up with the idea? Let Mercedes turbocharging team leader Pierre Godof explain why they split the turbo’s components up, and the unlikely sources the team looked to for advice.
The other night I did something I do a lot. I met up with a guy I’ve only met briefly in the past to go out in his car and...wait that could be misleading. Let me start over. The other night I shot some photos of a bonkers ‘01 S4, and it turns out I first met this car about 4 years ago.
Ford has just announced that by the 2017 model year, all EcoBoost-powered F-150 pickup trucks will automatically shut off when possible to save fuel.
Porsche just dropped a preview of the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S, and it looks slightly sharper, accelerates slightly quicker, and is now slightly more ridiculously expensive. Remember, this is the Turbo 911, and confusingly not those other, now-turbo 911’s.
The Porsche 930 is quite possibly the ultimate Porsche 911 Turbo experience, blending together art and science in a classic, beautiful package.
Suzuki showed a turbocharged motorcycle engine. Kawasaki a supercharged bike that’s definitely not the flagship H2R, and Yamaha a leaning three-wheeled trike. But, what’s it all mean? Let’s explore the bikes (and more) of the Tokyo Motor Show.
“Holy Shit!” Those are the first words said—or, more typically, shouted—by everyone who’s thrown a leg over the 2016 Specialized Turbo S. This thing is fast. But it’s not the speed that takes you by surprise, it’s how well electric power is integrated into the human cycling experience.
Much like IndyCar, Formula One has also threatened to split multiple times, but for one crucial moment - ahead of it American counterpart - it did go separate ways for a few races. This is the story of the F1 series that never was.
When I spoke with a Toyota representative earlier this week, he said that most of the World Endurance Championship team’s efforts are going into their 2016 car. The 2015 is off-pace, but 2016 holds some promise. Motorsport.com just revealed part of what’s going into that 2016 car: BOOOOOOOST!
“Cute little Cayenne you got there!” Yeah, keep laughing at this 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo. I can’t hear you over the sweet sound of the exhaust and perfect-click upshifts. Call it a big hatchback or a small SUV, I don’t care. I just want to drive it all day.
The legendary Rb26 straight-six powertrain. ATTESA all-wheel-drive. A redline past 8000 rpm and at least 300whp. And hey, room for your dog!
Every so often you meet somebody that’s driving their dream. Here are two.
First of all, yes, the 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo is every bit a real, fast, delightfully precise, surprisingly unforgiving, firecracker of a Porsche. Next question.
There's an elegance to the simplicity of a street truck. There's really nothing to 'em besides seats, wheels, in the case of this 1983 Chevy C/K... a big honking 650 horsepower turbocharged engine.
Formula 1 went turbo this year and now, on the last race of the season, we get to see the massive smoke- and fire-spewing result when one of them fails.
Being the owner of a Merkur XR4Ti and the son of another XR owner, we were both very excited when we heard Ford was reviving the 2.3 Turbo engine in the Mustang. The Mustang hasn't been powered by a 2.3 Turbo since the SVO which ended production in 1986 and featured the same engine that was slotted into a Sierra…
I just spent my first two minutes in the 2015 Ford F-150, with the brand-new 2.7 twin-turbo V6. As you're about to see; the power did catch me by surprise. Enjoy my unedited initial impressions on this brief ride-along.
There was a time, not too long ago, where anything with two wheels and 200 hp was nearly impossible to control. Now there's this: a home-build, turbocharged Yamaha FZ1 that's putting out enough grunt to spin the world sideways.