Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...
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Hyundai’s already powerful Genesis sedan is a blank canvas for tuners to alter however they wish. And with SEMA just around the bend you can bet this car will be well represented at the Vegas event, in fact one company has already boosted it to the brink of insanity. Continue Reading...
Turbocharged vehicles are no longer associated with just high-performance models, and that is driving sales numbers up. Continue Reading...
Why would automakers like Honda and Toyota, known for their fuel efficient vehicles, not have already made the switch to smaller-displacement turbocharged engines? The answer, surprisingly, is fuel economy. Continue Reading...
Turbochargers are increasingly common as automakers seek to maximize performance while striving for efficiency. Continue Reading...
However Eaton Corp, one of the largest manufacturers of OE positive displacement superchargers, is hoping to reverse the trend toward turbos, by introducing a new line of superchargers, dubbed the Twin Vortices Series, aimed at small displacement applications (engines as small as 1.2-liters in fact). Continue Reading...
Turbocharging is moving away from the performance sphere and into the mainstream as companies seek to get more power and fuel economy from smaller displacement engines. Honeywell, a leading automotive equipment supplier and turbocharger company, estimates that by 2015, 35 million new vehicles with turbochargers will be sold annually, up from 17 million right now…. Continue Reading...
Hyundai‘s new Accent was the star of the companies exhibit at this year’s Beijing Auto Show, but the debut of two new engines and a new automatic transmission will have broader implications for the rest of the company’s lineup. In addition to the 2.4L GDI four-cylinder in the Sonata (pictured above), two new gasoline direct-injection… Continue Reading...
Ferrari is hard at work trying to refine the turbocharging process so that future products will use the high-horsepower, low emissions (and low weight) technology. According to a report in the U.K.’s AutoCar, Ferrari engine developer Jean-Jacques His says the development is well under weigh, but the biggest issue facing the project is turbo lag…. Continue Reading...
Ferrari has confirmed that a hybrid model is in the works and that a concept car will debut as early as the LA Auto Show this December. The news comes directly from Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa just weeks after a patent application for a hybrid system by Ferrari was uncovered. At almost the same time… Continue Reading...