Variable-drive mechanical supercharger tech put to the test

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Engine test results have verified the performance of Torotrak Group’s unique new V-Charge variable-drive mechanical supercharger.

In comparison with the incumbent fixed-ratio positive-displacement supercharger on a 1.0-liter GTDI engine, V-Charge achieved improved brake specific fuel consumption, better transient performance and a maximum brake mean effective pressure of 31bar.

In sharing details of the development program, the company has shown a simulation using a GT-Power model and engine dynamometer testing, which was carried out at the University of Bath Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre.

September 13, 2016

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