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    Two Wheels: Japanese motorcycles moving into forced induction
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    While turbocharging and supercharging may be nothing new in the automotive industry, motorcycle engines are almost always naturally aspirated. But even that's beginning to change. At the Tokyo Motor Show last week, two major Japanese companies showed off new forced-induction motorbike ...

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    Report: Turbo sales to accelerate by 80%, could make up 40% of global offerings
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    It's an increasingly turbocharged world out there. At least according to Honeywell, one of the major automotive suppliers for turbochargers around the world. And it's easy to understand why – as fuel mileage requirements are increasing, engine sizes are decreasing. To continue offering the ...

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    Report: Ecclestone pushing to dump Formula 1 turbo V6 plans
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    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is unhappy with his series' proposed engine change. SPEED is reporting that Ecclestone believes the introduction of the turbocharged V6 mill should be postponed or even dropped altogether. While one may think the leading concern for the Ecclestone are the ...

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    Video: This Ferrari California mule sure sounds turbocharged
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    It's been a while since Ferrari used turbochargers, but we would think long and hard before dismissing the spools as uncharacteristic of the marque. After all, the iconic and important F40 was turbocharged, as was the 288 GTO that preceeded it. But those were made decades ago. Could Ferrari be ...

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    Rumormill: Next Subaru WRX to use electric turbocharger?
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    Subaru has been trying to figure out the direction for its three-headed monster, as the Impreza and its WRX and WRX STI variants have grown increasingly at odds over the past two generations. Now this gets thrown into the mix: When the new WRX gets released in late 2013, it may ditch the ...

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    Officially Official: BMW announces 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo for U.S.
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    BMW's four-cylinder turbocharged engine – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has been teasing us with little factoids here and there about its new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and we finally have official confirmation that it will, in fact, be coming to the United ...

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    Report: Formula 1 engines could go four-cylinder turbo in 2013
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    In less than a week, the FIA could vote in a new engine for the 2013 Formula One season, and the smart money is on a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder to replace the current 2.4-liter V8s. BBC Sport reports that the downsized engine is an attempt to mirror the mills used in road cars and ...

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    Inside Line: Infiniti G25 still coming, but forget that turbo thing...
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    2010 Infiniti G - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the team over at Inside Line reported on Tuesday that the 2011 Infiniti G Series sedan will be offered with a turbocharged 2.5-liter V6 borrowed from the JDM Skyline 250GT (sold as the Infiniti G on our shores), we were left scratching ...

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    VIDEO: Ford Powertrain Director talks EcoBoost
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    Autoblog talks EcoBoost with Ford Powertrain DirecTurbocharging has long been associated with performance, but the 103-year-old technology is also very efficient. A small displacement gasoline engine with a turbocharger can equal or out-perform similarly sized naturally aspirated motors while also ...

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    Chevy prices Cobalt SS Coupe from $22,995
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    Click above for more new images of the 2008 Chevy Cobalt SS CoupeGM has promised us that it would no longer abuse the SS name, and one of the first examples of that pledge is the Cobalt SS. The turbocharged coupe carries a wallop with 260 hp, and all that power can be used to propel the Cobalt SS ...

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    Daimler wants to be one of the world's largest turbo suppliers
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    Daimler is apparently getting tired of sourcing its turbochargers from outside companies, so it's enacting a three- to five-year plan than will make it one of the top three producers of our favorite power-adder.The automaker currently gets about 50-percent of its turbos from IHI Charging Systems ...

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    RR of the Day: 2005 Dodge SRT-4 ACR Edition
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    The Dodge Neon SRT-4 is the embodiment of domestic compact performance. Take a 2.4-liter inline-four, boost the Hell out of it, send all the power to the front wheels and watch the BFG G-Force KDWs disappear into a smoky cloud of torque steering bliss. It's a hootin', hollerin' good time and it ...

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    Turbos coming back to F1 in 2011?
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    Way back in the era known as the '80s, Formula One cars outfitted with turbos were making upwards of 1,500 HP, from engines as small as 1.5-liters. As time wore on and power went up accordingly, turbochargers were banned in the never-ending quest to bring power and development costs out of the ...

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    Big boost, no waiting! Antonov debuts two-speed supercharger
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    Racers and backyard mechanics alike have been searching for years for a forced-induction system that generates boost from idle to redline for years. Pricy sequential turbo systems and their ilk have done the job to this point, but Atonov is proposing an altogether different system: a two-speed ...

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