Superchargers gain a gearbox
May 5, 2006 8:04 AM Subscribe
The Supercharger was a fantastic innovation, but it has its downsides. Volkswagen tried solving them by adding both a Supercharger and a Turbocharger, in their TSI engines
, but this solution is relatively expensive.
Perhaps the new invention by Atonov has merit. Instead of using a standard Roots supercharger
, it uses a more efficient centrifugal supercharger
, and adding a small two-speed automatic transmission
to the loop, ensuring that the engine operates on boost throughout the rev range.
It may not sound like much, but it may change the way superchargers are working forever, allowing smaller engines with higher performance, or adding obscene amounts of power to large engines
posted by SharQ (38 comments total)