Are hybrid turbos worth it?
best performance with maintained reliability. The whole point of a hybrid is that it is designed to produce a greater mass of air at the same speed (boost pressure) and therefore you can add more fuel and get more power without increasing the speed of the turbine.
Is a hybrid turbo better than a normal turbo?
A hybrid turbo, if designed properly, will allow the extra flow and pressure to be achieved at a safe and reliable turbine speed and at higher compressor efficiencies. So, more flow means more air, hopefully at a cooler temperature, which you can then add more fuel to and hey presto… more power!
Is the 1.7 CDTI engine any good?
While its sturdy build quality suggests the Astra 1.7 CDTi should be a reliable choice, it dropped way down the order of our 2014 Driver Power survey by 21 places to rank 124th. However, Vauxhall does throws in a unique warranty that lasts the lifetime (or 100,000 miles) of the car.
What is a diesel hybrid turbo?
A hybrid turbocharger is simply a turbo that is non-standard, but more specifically combines parts from different frame sizes and in some cases from different manufacturers.
How much horsepower can a hybrid turbo add?
A turbocharger works with the exhaust system and can potentially give you gains of 70-150 horsepower. A supercharger is connected directly to the engine intake and could provide an extra 50-100 horsepower.
Do I need a remap after hybrid turbo?
There is no problem. You can even drive on the race track without any issue. The only thing is that you will not benefit from the extra boost that the hybrid can provide at higher rpm.
What is a hybrid turbo setup?
In other words, hybrid turbocharger refers to a series hybrid setup, in which compressor speed and power are independent from turbine speed and power. This design flexibility leads to further improvements in turbine and compressor efficiency, beyond a conventional turbocharger.
Can you add a turbo to a hybrid?
Yes, it is possible to put a turbo on a hybrid. Theoretically, it should not affect the hybrid in a too negative way. A turbo will increase some pollution, true, but with more torque coming from the petrol engine, it is possible to charge the battery quicker. Good configuration will be required though.
Is the 1.7 CDTi an Isuzu engine?
It is a 1.7 L; 102.9 cu in (1,686 cc) Diesel inline-four engine originally designed by Isuzu but now owned by General Motors. The engine is used in Europe by GM’s Opel subsidiary and by Honda.
How can I get more power out of my hybrid?
One way to boost hybrid power is to update the batteries. For instance, the battery pack used in the third-generation Toyota Prius is smaller and more efficient [source: Garrett] than those in previous versions of the car, which gives it a slightly higher power output [Source: Voelcker].