• Question: hello, whats more efficient a turbo...or a supercharger ...

    Asked by superman to Laura, Lily, Mark, Paul, Sarah on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Sarah Bardsley

      Sarah Bardsley answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      Pass – sorry I can’t help

    • Photo: Lily Asquith

      Lily Asquith answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      Hi. I think a turbo is more efficient, because it uses the exhaust gas that would otherwise be wasted.

      the lower the waste = the higher the efficiency

    • Photo: Mark Roberts

      Mark Roberts answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      Erm both are similar as both compress air into the engine they differ in how they are powered – turbo being from exhaust and super being from mechanical.

      As far as I’m aware there is little difference between the two – but for more info have a read of:

    • Photo: Laura Maliszewski

      Laura Maliszewski answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I have no idea. Any input from the physicists?

    • Photo: Paul Roche

      Paul Roche answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      I think they are just different names for the same thing?