Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by mikeavelli, Jul 23, 2016.
I think there was already general agreement that the base engine for the 5LS would have to be a forced-induction V6, so this is just a little more fuel for that idea. And sharing with the Supra means all the inevitable tuning that goes on with the Supra will largely apply to the LS.
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Please no further turbo engine. We in Europe use mostly the hybridversions and this is really a disadvantage to have a turbo engine
I look forward to tt V6 (s) from Lexus. The current V6's are old.
V6 TT?Nooo!!!! Lexus needs to go inline TT.
I'm also not intrested in turbos. Instead toyota shud be taking their hybrid tech to another level
I wonder why the don't go the variable drive supercharger route. I will keep just about all the characteristics of a normally aspirated large capacity engine, from a much smaller engine.
Just saw this as well
In theory, hybrid power to tackle the bottom end and a turbo at the top end could equate to monstrous power and an insane delivery, but that seems like a massive jump from where Toyota is at now.
We can hope.
for me Supercharger is way better than the shitty turbos
Some Volvo engines are turbo and supercharged
i was dreaming about Hybrid Supercharging unit
If the new Toyota 'Supra' was a Porsche Cayman rival ( that is compact-'lightweight'-no-frills-2-seat-fun-sportscar) a supercharged 2GR V6 would be all I want, no turbos.
If I want a heavy-duty-work-horse-expedition-capabable car like Land Cruiser or Hilux, then yes I want turbo, but diesel.
As for all-round-jack-of-all-trades daily car, for me ICE is (almost) dead and just a bad short term solution until EV is 100% viable. HEV and PHEV are better, especially with a higher displacement NA gazoline ICE, so for me turbo engine have no more place in most cars especially now in this shift from ICE to FCV/EV.
it's something like taste
but if they wanna put Turbo , i prefer Turbo Hybrids
as Gecko said
the Electric power with the Absolute High starting Torque and the Turbos in the more RPM
i am astonished why they still didn't use the Capacitors even it works amazing at the Endurance Championship
I thought the rumor was the new Supra was going to use an I6 engine? Too many rumors out there, let's see what the actual car brings.
Kinda like the rumor that Mercedes is working on I6's...
That is not a rumor. It is true and is a cost saving measure.
I always heard that I6s were inefficient compared to V6s, and that they were difficult to package due to their length, but I wonder if modern tech couldnt make a whole new case for I6s. BMW does ok with them, but it seems they hit a wall without F/I.
New I6's coming per AMG CEO (but not officially confirmed by Mercedes), it's more than cost-saving measure. Many engineering efficiencies to be gained including ultimate smoothness/refinement, lower weight, less mechanical complexity (no need for balance shafts and other band aids for smoothness), offset by packaging challenges due to extra engine length.