An innovative variable-speed supercharger from Britain spins a turbocharger-type air compressor as fast as 150 times crankshaft speed, upgrading the performance and response of smaller-displacement gasoline engines. The SuperGen system -- a joint development by U.K.-based automotive engineering specialists Integral Powertrain and DriveTec -- claims more than an 18% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions as an additional benefit. The centrifugal compressor is driven both by the engine and ...

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