Ferrari's V12 Engines Won't Jump On The Turbo Bandwagon

We've known for a while that Ferrari is preparing to turbocharge their V8-powered cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia, just like they've already done with the Ferrari California T. Apparently, Maranello plans to stop at eight cylinders when it comes to turbocharging. » 7/20/14 12:50pm 7/20/14 12:50pm

Can Anyone Explain What's Going On With F1's Insane Turbo Engines?

F1 is switching to turbocharged 1.6-liter engines next season, and you kind of expect they'll be pretty similar to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engines in ordinary family cars nowadays. Not even close. » 6/20/13 3:10pm 6/20/13 3:10pm

How Many TURBO Emblems Does an 80s Mitsubishi Need?

The Malaise Era was followed by the Turbo Era, and nobody got more into the entire Turbo Way Of Life™ than the Mitsubishi team responsible for the Starion. Even as it prepares for crushing, this '88 radiates turbo-osity! » 8/22/10 11:00am 8/22/10 11:00am

Three-Time LeMons Champions Step On Own Wieners, Black-Flagged Out Of…

Eyesore Racing, the only three-time LeMons champions in history, looked like the favorites to take the B.F.E. G.P. race... but then they racked up a couple of penalties in the first few hours. Chain-gang time! » 7/10/10 4:10pm 7/10/10 4:10pm

Engine Swap Heroes: Datsun 280ZX Turbo Engine In Pontiac Firebird!

The small-block Chevrolet engine has proven to be one of the least reliable engines in 24 Hours of LeMons racing, but there's one that's even worse: the Nissan L28. Some teams see that as a challenge! » 7/10/10 2:00am 7/10/10 2:00am

Merkur XR4Ti Reliability Problem Solved: Turbo Ford 351W V8!

The Türbö Schnitzel XR4Ti has competed in several LeMons events here in South Carolina, with predictable results each time: KABOOM! Obviously, an XR4Ti must have a turbocharged Ford engine, but there's no law that says it can't be a V8! » 5/22/10 8:00am 5/22/10 8:00am

99 Red Balloons

99 red balloons; floating in the summer sky; panic bells, it's red alert; there's something here from somewhere else. Ferrari F40s in Japan in 2008. Raw, loud, excellent. [via WebRidesTV] » 4/30/10 3:30pm 4/30/10 3:30pm

Dodge Conquest: Because You Can't Repeat the Word TURBO Too Many Times!

What came after the Malaise Era? The Turbo Era, of course! In 1986, when your car had a turbocharger under the hood, you wanted the world to know it. This was the philosophy behind the Starion/Conquest. » 3/27/10 3:00pm 3/27/10 3:00pm

Brabus E V12 Coupe: Once Your E-Class Goes Black...

I see a red door and I want it painted black. No colors any more; I want them to turn black. I see the girls drive by in their murdered-out, V12-powered Mercedes-Benz E-Class and... no, wait, it's already black. Done! » 3/02/10 6:30am 3/02/10 6:30am

Blow The Past Out Of Your Mind, Blast A V8 Off The Road: The 1983 Volvo…

In the final year of the Malaise Era, American car shoppers were still steamed about those muscle cars that were "legislated off the highways" (under pinko socialist Richard Nixon's watch). Then, from socialist Sweden, came the 240 Turbo! » 12/13/09 3:00pm 12/13/09 3:00pm

From The World Rally Championship To Your Driveway: 1987 Peugeot 505…

Back in 1986, car shoppers looking to buy a hot European sedan didn't necessarily head straight to their nearest BMW dealership for a 325i. No, some of them bought Peugeot 505 Turbos! » 6/14/09 12:00pm 6/14/09 12:00pm

Pontiac Unleashes The '84 2000 Sunbird Turbo: Oh Yeah!

In the mid-80s, there was no word more magical in automotive-marketing circles than TURBO! In the '84 2000's case, the turbo "pumps in huge quantities of air… and pumps out one hundred fifty horsepower." » 5/03/09 11:00am 5/03/09 11:00am

How Does Turbocharging Work?

Touted as a way for small, efficient engines to produce big power, turbochargers are thankfully making a comeback. But how exactly do they work? Popular Mechanics explains with a horribly-colored graphic. [Popular Mechanics] » 2/26/09 3:00pm 2/26/09 3:00pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: $39,500 For A 1984 Renault R5 Turbo?

We're on a four-straight Crack Pipe roll, with 68% of you directing the $37,995 Ferrari Mondial to take its sorry self to Booth Number Two. Will today's car be the one to break the streak? » 1/30/09 8:00am 1/30/09 8:00am

1989 Subaru GL AWD Turbo Wagon

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. In all this time, we've seen just one DOTS Subaru. » 1/16/09 9:00am 1/16/09 9:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: The $145,000, 678-Mile Buick GNX?

When a car sits in the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage, and it has a 3-digit odometer reading at age 22… well, you figure the price might be pretty steep. But this steep? » 1/14/09 8:30am 1/14/09 8:30am

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about a turbocharged French sports sedan from the Reagan Era?
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