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Old 08-12-2013, 12:30 PM
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F1 goes back to the future: Return of the turbo-charged 'teapot' - CNN.com
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Is there anything left to misrepresent after that article was done? I lol'[email protected] of fuel.

Originally Posted by FIA 2014 Regulations
5.1.4 Fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h.
Close enough.
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I want some of these power belts she talks about.
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NAILED IT

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my turbo has it's own exhaust.
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I'm having second thoughts about turboing my Miata now. I don't want to make it heavier so I better just stick to NA.
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Originally Posted by thenuge26 View Post
I'm having second thoughts about turboing my Miata now. I don't want to make it heavier so I better just stick to NA.
yeah and the weight of the car makes it much bigger.
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But turbo makes you grip at steep angles better.
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
But turbo makes you grip at steep angles better.
yeah, and that might shred tires.
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Well it's either power from exhaust steam, or power from belts. You pick. I've made my decision and i'm all about the steam, baby.
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While a standard engine is powered by a belt connected to the crankshaft, a turbo engine runs on its own exhaust steam, making it more energy efficient.
Sounds like the turbo engine will lose that driveshaft belt....haha
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No wonder water injection makes more power, it creates more steam!!
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So it was true all along!

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Originally Posted by curly View Post
No wonder water injection makes more power, it creates more steam!!
Isnt that partly true though. Obviously there is the octane boost/detonation prevention, but I also read water injection makes a turbo spool faster, something about adding mass to the xhaust stream or something like that.
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