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Turbo 101: How the Turbo Boosts Your Engine

The word turbo is used as a synonym for speed and power and is used as an adjective to describe anything that has an extra efficiency, but have you ever wondered what exactly a turbo does to your engine?


your car’s engine sucks in fuel and air into a cylinder and sparks them up to make a mini explosion which generates energy that ultimately moves your car forward.


To generate more power, the engine will need a bigger cylinder to contain more fuel to burn. the amount fuel and the rate of burning fuel corresponds to more engine power. however bigger cylinder will take much more space and weigh the car down. the question which arises at this point is: how to burn more fuel without an unreasonably huge engine?


Turbo forces a lot air into the engine cylinder to fill it up with maximum amount of oxygen needed to combust the fuel. this increases the rate and amount of fuel burning tremendously. The turbo doesn’t even require extra energy as it utilizes the thrust of exhaust gases to spin its turbine and impeller.

  • The turbo has a turbine which spins super fast  when the hot ignited exhaust gases push its blades  while escaping through the exhaust pipe.
  • the turbine is attached to an impeller and make it spin too. the fan blades of the impeller  pump fresh air into the cylinder.
  • these events occur in a cyclic manner and boost up the speed of your car.


Turbochargers can be further modified to a twin-turbo to increase its function. modern technology has led to many varieties of turbo systems such as parallel turbo sequential turbo and in some cases, two stage turbo systems.

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