AutoWeek Turbo special

AutoWeek Turbo special

The word ‘turbo’ had something magical in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Think of the Porsche 911 and the BMW 2002, which, thanks to this device, suddenly put on a mountain of extra power and became insanely spectacular to drive. Or the Ferraris 288 GTO and F40 with their double blown V8. You can see this duo in a beautiful comparison.

Modern hot hatches even surpass the supercars of the time, as the Audi RS3 and the Mercedes-AMG A45 S prove with their five- and four-cylinder fueled to the extreme. ‘Turbo’ can also be applied to a car purely for show, such as with the electric (!) Porsche Taycan Turbo S, which we compare with a Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS, which does have turbos but does not sell them. . In Klokje Rond we look at how a Volkswagen Golf GTI from 2009 is and on the roller bench a six-cylinder turbo diesel from BMW, a 330d, can show what it still has after 13 years. Of course we also dive into the technology of the turbocharger, we visit the Dutch company that makes the turbos for Alpina and four AutoWeek editors took a seat at the round table to talk about cars – with turbo of course – in an old-fashioned way. These topics, and much more, can be found in AutoWeek 10, the Turbo special, now in stores.

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