While You Were Sleeping: January 14, 2015

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

We’re back from NAIAS, with full coverage over the past two days. Here’s what’s been happening now that the dust has settled.

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  • JMII JMII on Jan 14, 2015

    Turbos are what Honda needs badly. All the Honda's I owned (3 for them) suffered from a serious lack of torque. And TQ is one thing turbos have in spades. I wonder if this is somewhat related to their return to F1?

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    • Mason Mason on Jan 15, 2015

      @raph And this is where variable geometry turbochargers come into play. Eliminates the lag down low that a larger housing would cause and allows the engine to breath in the upper rpm range without snuffing the fire like a small housing would. VGTs are fairly new to American engines but VW, Audi, and other European manufacturers have been using them for years. The only thing more efficient than a VGT is a properly matched set of compound turbos (different than twins)

  • Lie2me Lie2me on Jan 14, 2015

    Did anyone find out when the Jeep Renegade will go on sale in North America?


    Perhaps Bob Seger should have offered just one car in this video, a Buick Electra 225, with scenes from all over the Motor City. Otherwise it's just a mishmash of street driving with hoodlums thrown in for good measure. The length of a skateboard is sometimes equivalent to the IQ of the rider. Oh no, another Bill Maherism; am I being politically incorrect? Absolutely!

  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Jan 14, 2015

    TURBO VTEC YO! Backwards hat wearing teenage boys celebrate. God help us, what will the fart can muffler sound like when strapped to that system?

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    • Mason Mason on Jan 15, 2015

      Discriminate much? Having owned more diesels than gas engines I am a big fan of a turbo charger and the benefits it can bring to an engine and I consider myself to be very conservative. A properly matched turbo charger will increase the performance and efficiency of an engine. What's not to like about that?