Turbo or Nitrous As you are driving, you see many cars going over the speed limit. Many of the drivers are into racing and modifying their cars. In most cars there are two major modifications that can be done, they are; turbo kit, or a nitrous kit. Both increase horsepower dramatically, but one is instant and the other goes into effect after a certain rpm. Turbo, is a turbine that is connected to your engines air intake that spins to create explosive power at high rpm’s.
This is something that with minor modifications can be done to almost any car in the market. Turbo comes in many different sizes depending on the type of engine you have and how much power you want. When a turbo is installed in a car it is considered a difficult upgrade but an upgrade that will make you car run better and faster. It also doesn’t shorten the life of your engine if done properly. The only problem with a turbo is the price. Turbo’s range anywhere from 2, 000 dollars to 5, 000 dollars and many other minor modifications must be made which also increase cost.
Nitrous, is something totally different from turbo. Nitrous is a gaseous mixture that is either directly injected into your engine’s pistons or into you intake manifold. Nitrous is cheap and gives you a lot of power. It costs about 500 dollars and depending on how much you want to spray is how much horsepower your engine will receive. A 50 shot of nitrous gives you about 45 more horsepower. What is impressive about nitrous, is that you only use it when you want because all you have to do is flip a switch and then it works.
Cory Rai righ Composition 1 10-4-02 page 1 A New Family of Sports cars - Modern Horsepower Can you remember back to the days of the sixties and early seventies, when cars were purely about performance and horsepower? Lately in America, we seem to be experiencing some form of deja vu with some models of cars being produced. Within the past ten to twelve years, we are entering the fourth major car ...
The down side of nitrous is that it burns your engine, and if used frequently it will damage your engine beyond repair. While turbo gives you horsepower at high rpm’s, nitrous is instant at anytime. Turbo is very costly, while nitrous is extremely cost efficient. Nitrous can be temporary and turbo is permanent.
Turbo requires many minor modifications and nitrous doesn’t require any. The main difference between the two is that nitrous can damage your engine, and turbo is the safest way to increase horsepower. While the price of turbo can reach up to 5, 000 dollars, I believe that it is the best investment considering that nitrous can damage your engine and end up costing you a lot more money. Turbo is the best buy, price isn’t always everything and when it comes to your car quality should be what you are looking for.