2014 - Year of the Turbo

2014 – Year of the Turbo

We’ve been saying it for some time, but it bears repeating – turbocharging is the future!

More and more manufacturers are turning to the turbo in an effort to reduce emissions and maximise fuel economy, and 2014 looks like it could be the year of the turbo, with a number of fantastic new passenger vehicles coming to market.

In this post, we take a quick look at some of the upcoming turbocharged cars set for launch over the next 12 months.

Turbo technology – turbocharger parts and what they do 1

Turbo technology – turbocharger parts and what they do

There are a huge number of different turbochargers in use on diesel and petrol engines across a wide range of industries and applications. Whilst all these turbochargers are slightly different in terms of their size, shape and configuration, they all work in the same way, and share the same basic parts.

In this post, you’ll learn more about the different parts and components that make up a turbocharger, and find out what it is they do.

Turbo timeline part three – the modern era 1

Turbo timeline part three – the modern era

A couple of months ago, we published part two of our history of turbocharging, where we covered the rise of the commercial diesel engines, turbocharging’s impact on motorsport, and its arrival in the passenger vehicle market during the 70s and 80s.

In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the modern era, from the increase in turbocharged passenger vehicles during the 1980s, through the development of the technology during the 90s, and on to the turbocharged revolution that’s happening right now.