We hear a lot about how much air cars suck in, how much cars breathe, but we haven’t really had a handy visual until now.
An improved charge air cooling system means 60,000 litres of air per minute are pumped through the engine, while the coolant pump can circulate 800-litres in the same time.
All of those figures need some perspective, however. And that’s where Engineering Explained steps in.
In the video, Jason Fenske attaches two balloons to the tailpipes of his Honda S2000 in order to provide a visual in determining how much air an engine consumes.
Fenske assures us that this test did not harm the car, as he had no trouble blowing up the balloons himself. “So it seems to me silly to think that a 240-horsepower air compressor couldn’t do the same very easily and with no ill effects,” he says.