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    Favorite turbo motor?

    Which is your favorite turbo motor and please explain what you like about it so much? My favorite clearly goes to the Toyota 2JZ in the renowned Toyota Supra... The sound, stock internal and block capability, aftermarket modification potential, straight six layout and overall badassness makes this my favorite. Here is why - It's a mother****** jet;



    4G63, 4B11T, N54, N55, STI motors, Porsche motors, Benz motors?? any american turbo motors?

    Please discuss and explain.
    2007 335i (100% stock with mods)

    N54 is not a German 2JZ lol

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    Ok so factory turbo. In that case, M838T in the McLaren MP4-12C.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Ok so factory turbo. In that case, M838T in the McLaren MP4-12C.
    Definitive solid choice but please explain why... don't talk about the car but rather the engineering behind it. Layout?? Design?
    2007 335i (100% stock with mods)

    N54 is not a German 2JZ lol

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    American turbo motors have historically sucked! The Buick GNX doesn't count because that engine was mostly designed by McLaren. The only FI that was been done correctly is by Ford on the Termi's and the new Cobras.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
    Definitive solid choice but please explain why... don't talk about the car but rather the engineering behind it. Layout?? Design?
    Flat-plane crank V8 with 8500 rpm redline. Very little lag.

    It's the closest to how I would build a turbo motor. Only thing I don't like is the 8.7:1 compression.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    American turbo motors have historically sucked! The Buick GNX doesn't count because that engine was mostly designed by McLaren. The only FI that was been done correctly is by Ford on the Termi's and the new Cobras.
    I was unaware, good info.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Flat-plane crank V8 with 8500 rpm redline. Very little lag.

    It's the closest to how I would build a turbo motor. Only thing I don't like is the 8.7:1 compression.
    It is indeed a great motor... a 3.8 V8TT sounds just nasty. The aftermarket potential would appear to be incredible on this car but I am sure no one wants to touch it because it is a Mclaren.
    2007 335i (100% stock with mods)

    N54 is not a German 2JZ lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
    The aftermarket potential would appear to be incredible on this car but I am sure no one wants to touch it because it is a Mclaren.
    Not true at all:

    http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...muffler-bypass

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    610? that's absurd... I guess it is a V8 so it makes sense.
    2007 335i (100% stock with mods)

    N54 is not a German 2JZ lol

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    GM 3.8 L 6 used in GNs , inch for inch one of the most powerful and capable motors of all time.
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    The 1987 GNX 3.8L V6 8:1 comp (73HP/L) had a Garret T3 (don't recall exactly what size) turbo that made it one of the quickest cars of the decade. It was a wonderful turbo motor but what do you expect from McLaren (designed the motor) and a car that cost $29,000 in 1987 Click here to enlarge

    Def one of my all time favorites though. PK torque, 360ft lbs by 3000 RPMs. Awesome.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    GM 3.8 L 6 used in GNs , inch for inch one of the most powerful and capable motors of all time.
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    Porsche 917-30. The baddest turbo ever made.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
    610? that's absurd... I guess it is a V8 so it makes sense.
    Without a tune...

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    I'll give 2 -- One that came was turbo'd from the factory & another that's become a turbo'd motor wet dream

    1. Porsche 997.1 & GT2 - 3.6L-TT
    Basically Porsche took the GT1 engine & put it in a street car. It came from the factory with a competitive 480 HP & 460 TQ, with a sub-4 second 0-60 (depending on transmission). Naturally it got some aftermarket attention, but I don't think anybody saw what Switzer did.



    The R911 Package takes a stock motor from 480 BHP over 900 BHP on pump gas & over 1000 on race fuel. Tym Switzer has called the 997.1 Turbo the next gen Supra, which speaks volumes to the aftermarket & high HP potential the motor has.

    2. Lamborghini Gallardo - 5.0L V10 TT
    It doesn't matter where you are, it's basically guaranteed you'll smile if a Lambo goes by. The N/A V10 cranks out a stout 510 BHP/375 TQ, but unfortunately has a mid-4 second 0-60. Naturally there are a few buyers who crave more power, and the V10 was begging for boost. Slap a twin turbo kit on that factory V10 & it starts cranking out 700 WHP on Pump Gas & 800+ WHP on Race. AND then there's Underground Racing's TTG's






    There is nothing more terrifying than the sound of that high revving V10 as it starts screaming & the BOVs vent between shifts
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    Regardless of which car you prefer, neither of them can be turned into REAL high HP sleds once you add some big boost
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    The turbo engine of the gods, n54

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    2. Lamborghini Gallardo - 5.0L V10 TT
    It doesn't matter where you are, it's basically guaranteed you'll smile if a Lambo goes by. The N/A V10 cranks out a stout 510 BHP/375 TQ, but unfortunately has a mid-4 second 0-60. Naturally there are a few buyers who crave more power, and the V10 was begging for boost. Slap a twin turbo kit on that factory V10 & it starts cranking out 700 WHP on Pump Gas & 800+ WHP on Race. AND then there's Underground Racing's TTG's
    I thought we were talking factory turbo motors though?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I thought we were talking factory turbo motors though?
    OP & thread title both say "favorite turbo motor", nothing about whether it came turbo'd from the factory Click here to enlarge
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    Well then that changes everything and now it is chaos.

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    My favorite by far is a V10TT, a la TT-Gallardo. Id take a TT Gallardo over just about everything else.

    As far as from factory, id pick the 2JZ. Simply a historical landmark of an engine
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    I believe "factory turbo" is more with the spirit of the original post. I mean honestly, just about any engine can have a turbo bolted to it.

    As such, here is my entry:

    Ford/Cosworth BDT-E Inline-4

    Designed for and used in the WRC Group B class Ford RS200 Evolution. ford stuck a few of the engines(although SEVERELY detuned) into road cars. 2.1 liters, 9Krpm redline and, in full race trim, +700bhp.



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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
    I mean honestly, just about any engine can have a turbo bolted to it.
    Same thoughts.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Same thoughts.
    Does guarantee a successful outcome tho
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    Does guarantee a successful outcome tho
    Maybe not, but then you can always rebuild the engine using aftermarket components and eventually you have have nothing left of what the original engineers designed. That's what i was getting at. If we get into what engines work well with boost when completely replacing all facory components(like the V10s in the UGR lambos, for example) then it kinda becomes pointless.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
    Maybe not, but then you can always rebuild the engine using aftermarket components and eventually you have have nothing left of what the original engineers designed. That's what i was getting at. If we get into what engines work well with boost when completely replacing all facory components(like the V10s in the UGR lambos, for example) then it kinda becomes pointless.
    I wouldn't call forged internals (like on a Stage 2 UGR) a massive change from the original design. Under your definition, the 1600 HP Supra the OP posted wouldn't qualified (we all know that's not a stock motor/compression/internals/possible not even the OEM displacement).

    If we're staying completely OEM, the McLaren MP4, the RX7, the N54 & the '87 GNX are the only one's that have made "the cut". I would discount the Porsche 917 cause it isn't exactly a street car.

    BUT this is why I posted 2 cars Click here to enlarge So the 997.1 with the GT1-derived Mezger Motor would be my true "turbo engine" favorite.
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    If could choose aftermarket I'd go with the Gallardo too. F430 maybe as well...

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