A Supercharger, A Turbocharger And A 430 HP Ariel Atom

We like nothing better than to see technology originally developed to save polar bears perverted for the purposes of performance. Such is the case with the DDMworks Ariel Atom and its twincharged engine. » 1/26/10 4:30pm 1/26/10 4:30pm

Audi Robbed Blind: BMW (Nearly) Sweeps International Engine Awards —…

What's a normally aspirated 4.2-liter direct-injected 420 horsepower V8 with an 8,250 rpm redline gotta do to get a little respect around here? For the ninth year in a row Engine Technology International Magazine has presented their International Engine of the Year Award. In 2005 BMW took down 6 wins, including the… » 5/08/07 7:27pm 5/08/07 7:27pm

Volkswagen Reveals EcoRacer Concept for Tokyo Show

Volkswagen revealed its halo concept car for the Tokyo motor show, the EcoRacer. Bodied of carbon fiber, the mid-engined roadster gets around 69 mpg from VW's 1.4-liter diesel Twincharger engine (that supercharged/turbocharged gizmo revealed in Frankfurt). Zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) comes in 6.3 seconds (using VW's… » 10/19/05 10:20am 10/19/05 10:20am

Frankfurt Premiere: Volkswagen GT Twincharger

One of the wonkiest new cars to debut in Frankfurt is Volkswagen's Golf GT, powered by the company's new Twincharger engine. In case you hadn't heard, the Twincharger is a 170hp TDI four banger, aspirated by both supercharger (compressor) and turbocharger, which allows for more rounded performance (the supercharger… » 9/12/05 1:04pm 9/12/05 1:04pm