Any one of numerous marine gastropods of the genus Turbo or family Turbinidæ, usually having a turbinate shell, pearly on the inside, and a calcareous operculum.
Turbocharger - increases the power output of the engine
Turbos were pioneered in F1 by Renault in 1977, and lasted until 1988. The power generated by the turbine devices was extraordinary, with qualifying trim reaching outputs of over 1200 horsepower.
an air compressor that's driven by the exhaust gases
an exhaust driven super charger, period
a snail-shaped, two-chambered air pump that uses exhaust flow to spin a turbine which, in turn, spins an impeller that compresses intake air on its way into the combustion chambers
a turbine-driven supercharger and to drive something requires horsepower
a very sophisticated piece of machinery which roughly comprises of two turbine wheels (the turbine and the compressor) connected together by a shaft
The component used to boost engine power by increasing the air pressure in the combustion chamber. It is fitted to all World Rally Championship cars and emits an incredible throaty engine growl as the car flies past.
Short for turbocharger, a rotary compressor or pump that is powered by exhaust gases. The turbo forces more air into the engineâ€™s cylinders, allowing it to burn more fuel and produce more power.
A term used for adding excitement to everything from Bentleys to vacuum cleaners, but in an automotive sense the turbocharger basically provides more engine power. A turbo is a kind of pump that forces more air into an engine, and because it is driven by the engine's exhaust it is a good source of 'free' power. It can give a small capacity engine much more grunt, because the more air you can thrust into an engine the more fuel you can put in with it. The downside is fuel consumption is almost always higher, and some of the engine's flexibility can be lost as the turbo gets up to speed, which is known as turbo lag.
An air pump driven by exhaust gasses. The turbine wheel is turned by the hot exhuast gasses which turns a shaft which drives a compressor wheel that compresses the air being taken into the engine. Can exceed 100,000 RPM, and runs very very hot. [ edit