Popular Topics(Views)
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 2 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Dom! Gimme Turbos! #3563
12/10/09 04:21 PM
12/10/09 04:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,063
Northern Ireland, UK
Mark J.Cairns Offline OP
The Alpha Wolf
Mark J.Cairns  Offline OP
The Alpha Wolf
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,063
Northern Ireland, UK
Even though the word "turbo" really started in the 80s and with Airwolf used in slang reference to the Lady's turbines, there was an interesting article today on the BBC News website about the quick growth of turbos in cars over the next 10 years, as a relatively easy way to cut emissions quickly whilst waiting for the hybrid technologies to improve further. It's still scandalous how big vehicle engines are in the gas-guzzling USA compared to the rest of the world (the States are 20 years behind everyone else still in that respect). European & Asian cars are still much smaller, leaner, more refined, quicker, twice-to-three times as frugal and imho, much more elegant and better looking...




REPRODUCED FROM BBC NEWS WEBSITE

Turbochargers, best known for making cars go faster, are taking a lead in the race to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to motor industry officials. They offer the fastest response to global warming at a lower cost per vehicle than any other technology

Alex Ismail, chief executive, Honeywell Transportation
"Turbo is no longer only for boy racers," insists Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen Group board member in charge of research and development.
Turbochargers push compressed air into the cylinders of an engine, thus allowing more fuel to be added to produce more power.
"It offers a new way of downsizing," Mr Hackenberg says, pointing to how turbo helps carmakers switch to smaller, less thirsty engines with lower emissions that nevertheless deliver "more power, more torque and more driving fun".

Ian Robertson, BMW Group board member in charge of sales and marketing, agrees.
"More often than not, we're increasing both the power and the acceleration capabilities, while at the same time we improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions," he says.
"Turbo is playing a big part in it."

Globally, just over one in four cars built is fitted with turbochargers, according to analysts Global Insight.
But by 2020, almost three in four cars built will be kitted out with turbo, it says.

At the heart of this development there are conflicting demands from drivers, according to Alex Ismail, chief executive of Honeywell Transportation, one of the world's leading turbo manufacturers.
"People want smaller cars and smaller engines, but they are not prepared to give up power and performance," he reasons.
"The only way to meet these conflicting demands is to turbocharge smaller engines," Mr Ismail says.
"With turbo added, carmakers can get away with fitting cars with smaller engines without their performance being reduced."

ENGINE SIZE REDUCTIONS
Over the next decade, in large part thanks to the growth in turbochargers, the average size of engines in the US will fall from 3.6 litres to 2.9 litres, according to Global Insight.
In China and Europe, where the average engine size is currently 1.8 litres, it is predicted to fall to 1.6 litres and 1.4 litres respectively.
As such, "turbochargers offer the fastest response to global warming at a lower cost per vehicle than any other technology", according to Mr Ismail.
"It can probably help the motor industry improve emissions by 35-39% for the total cost of $1,600 (1,000) per vehicle," he claims.
Better turbos
In the US, "where they've been running big engines, big V8 engines", only 5% of cars have turbos, says Mr Ismail.

By 2020, 85% of cars in the US are expected to be turbocharged, Global Insight predicts.
In China, 60% of cars are expected to be fitted with turbo by 2020, up from 13% today, it forecasts.
Growth is set to be strong in Europe too, even though European manufacturers are already ahead of the pack.

Although few cars have turbo badges slapped onto them the way they used to during the 1980s, more than 50% of the vehicles built in Europe are fitted with turbochargers. This is predicted to rise to 85% over the next decade.

"Turbo has developed hugely since the 1980s," explains BMW's Mr Robertson.
"I can remember, back then, it was an interesting piece of kit, but clearly things like turbo lag [which is the delay between pressing the pedal and the turbo kicking in] were very visible," he says.
"But with twin-scroll turbos now, and triple-scroll turbo, you've effectively got minute turbos running inside a unit - there is an absolutely seamless performance.
"You'd never know there was a turbo there."

[Linked Image]


Mark J.Cairns
Producer, Airwolf Themes CD soundtracks

WEB-SITE - https://airwolfthemes.com/
OFFICIAL VIDEOS for Airwolf Themes Soundtracks - https://www.youtube.com/airwolfthemes
OFFICIAL BLOG for Airwolf Themes Soundtracks - https://airwolfthemes.blogspot.co.uk/
Join us on FACEBOOK - https://facebook.com/airwolf.themes

Buy 'Airwolf Extended Themes' 2CD at Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/1dBEAVr
Buy 'Airwolf' 4 season box-set on HD Blu-ray: https://airwolfthemes.com/buy-airwolf-dvds-from-amazon.html
Re: Dom! Gimme Turbos! [Re: Mark J.Cairns] #3783
24/06/10 10:48 AM
24/06/10 10:48 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 57
NY, U.S.
billybob Offline
Redwolf Pilot
billybob  Offline
Redwolf Pilot
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 57
NY, U.S.
Don't forget the 3000 mile oil change, much the less condition of oil & compression rings on vehicles over 100,000!


"SHADOW OF THE HAWKE"
Re: Dom! Gimme Turbos! [Re: billybob] #3785
25/06/10 02:49 AM
25/06/10 02:49 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 445
Cape Coral, Florida
Mike Offline

Global Moderator
Mike  Offline

Global Moderator
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 445
Cape Coral, Florida
What with the spill in the gulf and the chatter now that prices could go as high as $7/gallon, we will have to see what happens. A friend of mine about a month or so ago bought a clean diesel VW wagon. The fairly new Infinity it replaces wipes the walls with it in terms of gas mileage. I think the Infinity was getting like 16.5 city and 25 or 27 highway. The VW gets like between 35 and 40 mpg city, and into the 60s highway.


Mike

“The only thing we have to fear is Season 4 itself!”
Re: Dom! Gimme Turbos! [Re: Mike] #3835
21/08/10 09:20 AM
21/08/10 09:20 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 57
NY, U.S.
billybob Offline
Redwolf Pilot
billybob  Offline
Redwolf Pilot
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 57
NY, U.S.
Gulf Spill, localized tanker roll-over. He must have been looking for fanfare when he turned the other cheek! The wine glass is either half-full or empty, depending on your perspectiv_.


"SHADOW OF THE HAWKE"

Moderated by  Mark J.Cairns, MJC 

BUY the official 'Airwolf Extended Themes' 2CD Soundtrack now. CLICK HERE
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1