In a quest to witness and explain the magic that lies inside the air-squeezing contraption called a turbocharger, I headed to my local junkyard to grab those slimy snails and tear them apart. Here’s what I found in the first installment of our new video series, David Dissects.
Truly, we are living in an extraordinary time for nutjob junkyard engineering. As proof, look at this otherwise junky Malaise Era Camaro with a 6.0-liter LS V8 out of a truck with four turbos pulled off Ford Ecoboost engines. It is a monster.
The Fast and Furious franchise would have you convinced that slapping a turbo onto your engine is easy. You just buy the turbo for some trivial amount of money, bolt it on, and away you go. But Hot Rod found out that when you purchase one of those cheap bolt-on kits from Amazon, it doesn’t go exactly as planned.
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.
"We don't like the turbo," said the man with the Italian accent. Before I could stand up and cheer, he continued, "but it's the right way to reduce emissions without sacrificing performance."
Break out the laser beams, synthpop and James Earl Jones: Chrysler is about to go hard on turbos like it's the 1980s all over again, according to reports.
We've known that Mercedes F1 split their turbo in half, but this excellent tech video, put together by ex-F1 racer Martin Brundle and SkyF1, explains why it's just so effective.
Mercedes has been dominating F1 this season, and a big technical secret why has just come out — they split their turbo in half.
For years, car companies could either make cars cleaner by downsizing their engines with laggy turbochargers, or they could give them weak-chested hybrid setups. New technology combines the two into hybrid turbos, and it's being tested in next year's F1 cars.
Meet the ultimate gearhead in the making — Tyson, who can spot a turbo and he's just two.
If you believed the real problem with the Porsche Panamera is it just needed a bit more power — and not that it's a four-door Porsche — then today's your lucky day. Here's the 550 HP Porsche Panamera Turbo S.
OK, so that's some exhaust tubing, maybe an '80s Nissan shift lever, and then there's a couple of... and some... and then no floors or a dash, and the filter box near the window, and... wait, what?
There's a reason we don't generally complain about minor upgrades to aging Porsche platforms. In the case of the facelifted 997, it's the top-of-the-911-line 530 HP 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
A one-of-a-kind 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S owned by Jerry Seinfeld just went on eBay, and it's the perfect gift for that Porsche fan who also loves observational humor. What makes this Porsche so unique? Other than making it through Seinfeld's ownership unrolled, it's the only one of its kind with the "Blue Turquoise"…