Will BMW's electric turbocharger end turbo lag?

Yes, apparently there is a replacement for displacement. If recently-uncovered patent filings are correct, BMW is working on an electrically-assisted turbocharger that combines a traditional turbo with an electric motor-generator. If it works, the system will let smaller engines produce more power, while performing… » 11/02/11 12:00pm 11/02/11 12:00pm

1980 Toyota Corolla Somewhat Repowered With BMW I6

It's a little known fact that one of us Jalops spent the better part of our youth traipsing around the country in the back of a 1980 Toyota Corolla without so much as a radio installed. That first parental Corolla turned out to be a gateway Toyota and was followed by an unbroken chain of Corollas extending to this… » 2/26/08 1:30pm 2/26/08 1:30pm

SEMA 2007: APS Twin-Turbos The C6 ZO6 LS7 Engine

The folks over at Air Power Systems decided the 505 horses of stock output from the Z06's LS7 engine just wasn't enough for them. So the turbo-lovin' young punks took the stock engine and developed themselves a twin turbocharger kit, which they claim brings the engine's output up to an amazing 1100 rear-wheel HP. Nice… » 11/05/07 11:00am 11/05/07 11:00am

Doug Levin Motorsports TT Murcielago Roadster

The TT means twin turbo. Right — dual turbines atop the Lamborghini Murciélago's already potent quad-cam V12. It's the handiwork of Doug Levin Motorsports, best known as a fitter of superchargers for the Dodge Viper. One poster on Lamborghini Talk says the tuner Lambo has the mannerisms and driveability of a regular… » 9/04/07 12:30pm 9/04/07 12:30pm

Free Disneyland Trip with Supercharger Install

Nissan owners will be happy to know the Stillen company of Costa Mesa, California is offering a free trip to Disneyland with the purchase and installation of a supercharger system. The trip includes two days at the park and two nights at the hotel while the Stillen crew wrenches a gas huffer onto your VQ. Free vehicle… » 8/27/07 7:00pm 8/27/07 7:00pm

Yeah Dude, It's A Twin Turbo Lamborghini Jalpa


You want to talk ultimate sleeper? Some brilliant hoon decided the limp 255 hp produced by the transverse-mounted, 3.5-liter V8 in his Lamborghini Jalpa just wasn't good enough. (And he ain't buying no stinking Gallardo, neither.) That left him with only two options, both of which happened to be turbochargers… » 8/03/07 1:45pm 8/03/07 1:45pm

Thar She Blows! Twin-Turbo Moby Dick Porsche 935

With 750+ horsepower cracking from a flat-six thanks to creative use of turbocharging and Bosch mechanical injection, the Porsche 935 represents the apex of crazed eighties IMSA Group 5 twin-turbo gas huffing mayhem. The Porsche brain trust produced many variants of the 935 six-banger in answer to the ever changing… » 3/02/07 3:30pm 3/02/07 3:30pm

Leaning Tower Of Power Gets Blown For $400

The Mopar Slant Six is one of the undisputed marvels of the engineering world; when the Sun goes supernova and the entire planet has been reduced to ionized hydrogen, a '67 Valiant will still be chugging along in the debris field (I once saw a Slant Six that had been completely filled with water- due to the owner's… » 2/15/07 4:53pm 2/15/07 4:53pm