By now everyone in the car world has at least a vague understanding that a turbocharger can efficiently boost power, using otherwise-wasted exhaust gas to force more air into an engine. But it’s still nice to get all of the technical piping and boost management devices mapped out, and it’s cool to see exactly how much…
A reader just sent me a link to what may be the single easiest and most entertaining way to learn how superchargers and turbochargers work. It’s a short and sweet webpage filled with crystal clear animations, pictures, descriptions and just general badass-ery. Check it out.
Formula 1 is a strange sport, strange enough that the number of engines in the cars themselves could be a matter of debate.
This is the first we’re hearing of the new, 420 horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter Porsche 911 Carrera S with its optional, center-exit sports exhaust. And it sounds broken.
Here’s the new Ford GT on track and it sounds totally sick. I mean that both figuratively and literally.
In the 1980s, Lancia developed a supercharged and turbocharged (aka twincharged) engine for their midengine/AWD Delta S4 Group B rally car. The idea was the two compressors would eliminate any kind of lag in boost. It doesn’t look like it worked out that way.
Ford's Rallycross Fiestas use some of the most high-strung race engines in the world. Here's what it looks like when they shoot flames on the overrun.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had been running an investigation on 2011 to 2013 Ford F-150 pickups over acceleration issues with the 3.5 EcoBoost engine since May, but they've decided it can be sorted through standard service updates it doesn't need to be recalled.
Meet the ultimate gearhead in the making — Tyson, who can spot a turbo and he's just two.
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?
Haven't you always wanted a fire-breathing jet engine to power your car/motorcycle/Vespa/skateboard? Of course. Here's a handy, step-by-step guide. Have fun, and don't burn the house down! —Ed.
When Spiro Pappas plants his foot in this, the sickest Camaro ever, the car doesn't run a 6-second quarter mile, but rather pulls a Chuck Norris and may actually spin the Earth backwards.
We had to reload this the first time it popped up, as we couldn't believe what our eyes were telling us. This serpentine piece of steel poetry is a 442 ci V8 sporting four independent turbochargers, all running through an intercooler. The entire system is modular and can be dropped into a drag-racing host as a single…
Instead of throwing all of its cash down the yawning maw of biofuel and hydrogen fuel cells, GM intends to get some quick fuel economy wins the smart way - with lower displacement and turbos. Automotive News (sorry, subscription required) is reporting GM will be following a strategy similar to Ford with its EcoBoost…