SEMA 2016: Nerd’s Eye View – Tuner Cars and Parts


This is a look into the future: e-booster technology. Another company actually has one in production already with Audi on a 3.0L diesel. It’s basically anti-lag.
Another form of anti-lag is a twin-charged setup. The WRX with the FA20 comes with a turbo. Cosworth developed a supercharger kit for the FA20 in the FR-S/BRZ twins. So with a bit of tweaking, the guys at Cosworth put their blower kit on a WRX for lag free boost.
Forgeline had this display showing how a wheel starts from a near net shape forged chunk of aluminum and ends up a piece of fully-machined goodness.
Toyota had this badass vehicle in their booth they dubbed the ‘Land Speed Cruiser’. At first glance, it just looks like a Land Cruiser dropped on some new wheels. But check out that opening in the lower corner of the front bumper. Why yes, that is a massive Garrett turbocharger.
That’s over 2000hp sitting there under the hood. Turbosmart handles the wastegate and compressor bypass valve duties for each bank of the V8 engine. That’s a fully-machined billet intake manifold.
2000hp makes a lot of heat. The guys at TRD placed these little blue temperature stickers on the upper suspension components to see if things were getting too hot.
The Garrett turbo on each bank of the engine has its own air-to-water intercooler hiding behind the bumper.

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