Monday, August 23, 2010

What subcompact would you like to see turbocharged?


Ah, the turbocharger. That snail-like device powered by exhaust gas that force-feeds an engine to create more power. Who doesn't love a good turbocharger? Othe than MINI's wonderful Cooper S, it's been a long while since the U.S. has seen a force-fed subcompact. Back in the 1980s, there was the hyperactive Chevrolet Sprint Turbo and Spectrum Turbo; the Mitsubishi Mirage/Dodge Colt Turbo, and a few others I'm likely forgetting. There are rumors that Chevrolet will once again offer a turbo subcompact—the Aveo RS—to the U.S. in the near future.

However, if you could have one factory turbocharged small car, what would it be?

For me, I'd have to say I'd love to have an SX4t, similar to the one built above by Road Race Motorsports and Suzuki. A small, AWD, turbocharged car would be TONS of fun!

6 comments:

samuryan_x said...

Nissan cube turbocharged. One fast bulldog wearing sunglasses, that would be sweet.

brickauto said...

SX4 turbo AWD that is spawned from WRC would be sweet, like the WRXs and EVOs of the world.

Justan Brandt said...

One of my personal favorites from the '80s is the Dodge Omni GLHS

murphyseanm said...

After owning a 2007 SX4 turbo I have to say I would love to see the 2010 turbo'd. It would also be awesome to see a 1.4L Swift with a turbo and AWD make it to the US.

Chris said...

The Yaris with a factory turbo would be awesome.

Brandon said...

Yeah a Yaris with a factory turbo would be sweet, and help toyota with their "bland" image.