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How Does a Diverter Valve Work with a Turbo System?

How Does a Diverter Valve Work with a Turbo System?

How It Works 101

Driving a turbo car is a fun experience. The acceleration boost from the turbo is quite thrilling. Anyone who’s driven or owns a turbo car will understand. But, did you ever wonder why a turbo makes an air release sound when releasing the gas? That sound is usually a blow-off or diverter valve. Per this article, the focus will be solely on the diverter valve concept. So, how does a diverter valve work with a turbo?

Breakdown of Diverter Valve Functionality

A diverter valve is a manifold vacuum-actuated valve that releases pressure into the intake system on turbo engines. This valve is also known as a compressor bypass valve (CBV) or a pressure relief valve. Furthermore, the valve release occurs during the lifting or closing of the throttle. Hence, while accelerating and then releasing the throttle, the car makes an air sound. This sound is the air pressure releasing into the intake. Many turbo enthusiasts love this sound, just as a supercharger fans enjoys the high-rev whining. By sending the air back into the intake, it overall benefits the performance of the vehicle. Even if it is only a slight boost in power, every bit counts.

Vroom! Hiss! Vroom! Hiss!

Euro Diverter Valves and DV+ Explained [GO FAST BRETT] – MCM TV2 – YouTube

Well, hopefully this article helps the reader understand the purpose of a diverter valve. Any vehicle with a turbo has some form of a blow-off valve. And, each one functions differently. Manufacturers such as Audi and VW use diverter valves in their vehicles. Furthermore, Aftermarket diverter valves are a great addition to a turbo vehicle. But, first, always ensure the valve fits the specific model. Buying the wrong valve may lead to lost time and longer wait periods. In conclusion, the diverter valve is a piece of technology that offers a way to be energy efficient.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

“Project Gold” Sells for $3.4 Million

At the RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction, the “Project Gold” sold for over $3.4 million USD. The prestigious auction was held at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Including the buyer’s premium, the overall price for the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” equates to $3,415,000. That is quite a bit of bank for a 993 Turbo. But, with only 1 unit from production, this car is quite collectible. Fortunately for RM Sotheby’s, the bidder’s determination led to a high sales price.

Specifications for the Classic “Project Gold”

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - In-Progress - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – In-Progress – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” is a beautiful masterpiece. From interior to exterior, this car is the original, maybe even better. The original 993 Turbo was able to reach up to $200,000 in price, so $3.4 million is quite a bit more. Under the rear hood, this car sports a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 450 horsepower. This motor is straight from the 993 Turbo S, rather than the base Turbo. The original manual transmission and AWD make this car a beast on the street. Imagine cruising down the road in this golden yellow metallic 993 rebuild, ah… life goals.

Porsche Classic Strikes Gold!

Project Gold – One and only. – Porsche – YouTube

With the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”, the Porsche Classic team hit the jackpot. Being from the past made this car stunningly unique as well as shows that older vehicles are still amazing. Thankfully, the Porsche parts were waiting to be built for quite some time. But, at $3.4 million USD, it may be smarter to simply buy a Turbo S and paint it gold. It may even be cheaper to include flakes of gold in the paint. But, it wouldn’t be as unique as this car. Overall, the “Project Gold” is an amazing automobile.

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold: A Brand New Classic

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold: A Brand New Classic

Reviving the 993 Turbo for One Car

In 2018, Porsche is celebrating its 70th anniversary as a sports car manufacturer. For this special occasion, the Porsche Classic division went ahead with a unique project. This venture goes by the name of Project Gold. Basically, Porsche is creating a brand-new classic vehicle. The project, a Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold, will only have one unit available for market. Fortunately, people who’d like to buy the car can attempt to do so at auction. During the RM Sotheby’s auction in Atlanta on October 27, 2018, this car will be sold for a great cause. All funds from the vehicle will go to the Ferry Porsche Foundation. This charity focuses on youth development, education, and social activities.

Specs on 993 Turbo Project Gold

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The brand-new Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold will be the official last air-cooled model by the manufacturer. Cut off two decades ago in 1998, this car continues the chassis number chain while being unique to itself. First, this build features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 450 horsepower. This motor is from the original 993 Turbo S, rather than the 993 Turbo. Obviously, this engine will feature air-cooling technology from the 90s period rather than modern coolant systems. The engine works in combo with an original manual transmission and AWD system. Yes, the transmission and AWD system were pulled from a classic parts bin at the facility. Finally, the car wears a beautiful golden yellow metallic paint to signify its presence.

Going Once! Going Twice! Sold!

Porsche Gold – One and only. – Porsche – YouTube

At the end of October 2018, one lucky wealthy man will obtain this beautiful Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold. As a Porsche enthusiast since youth, this car is a dream and would be amazing to have in possession. Who can say that they obtained a brand-new 993 in 2018? Well, not many… considering the limit is one in production. The original 993 Turbo can fetch up to $200,000, so this car will most likely surpass this value. Considering its uniqueness and cause, this car may fetch up to $400,000 or $500,000, or maybe even more. Honestly, it depends how much someone wants this beautiful car. Overall, the 993 rebuild is stunning and will forever be a rare collectible piece for one lucky owner.

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - In-Progress - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – In-Progress – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5: Beastly Twin-Turbo V8 Sports Sedan

2018 BMW M5: Beastly Twin-Turbo V8 Sports Sedan

The Beastly 2018 BMW M5 Sedan

2018 BMW M5 - Front Corner - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Front Corner – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M5 is the sixth-generation M5 to hit the sales floor. After mixed reviews on the previous models, the new M5 contains new features to impress anyone. Although there are still some skeptics, BMW made the new M5 a mean machine. From its V8 engine to its advanced handling, the M5 has made a comeback. With a MSRP of $103,595, this vehicle will also leave a dent in your wallet. Lastly, on top of this, don’t forget about the $1,700 gas guzzler tax.

4.4-Liter Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 600 Horsepower

2018 BMW M5 - Engine - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Engine – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M5 sports a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine under the hood. This motor produces 600 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the M5 to hit 60 mph in around 3.1 seconds… wow! Not surprisingly, the M5 now combines a 8-speed transmission with it’s engine. Although some may criticize this transmission, it was built with economy as well as sportsmanship in mind.

The Sixth-Generation M5 has AWD with Options Galore

2018 BMW M5 - Lower Front Corner - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Lower Front Corner – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

To handle the power, the 2018 BMW M5 arrives with an AWD system. Although, BMW states that the new M5 software prefers RWD for an authentic feel. By using the iDrive Menu and disabling stability control, the driver can access RWD. Correspondingly, the RWD option for the car is called “2WD” and is available in the iDrive’s menu. The AWD system does contribute to the M5’s gluttonous size and weight. Unfortunately, for some, there is no manual transmission option available on the new M5. In reality, the automotive world is moving towards rapid auto shifting which is drastically faster than any human.

Brakes, Handling, Suspension, & More

2018 BMW M5 - Brake - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Brake – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The 2018 BMW M5 contains a handful of advanced features in the brakes, handling, and suspension realms. First, the M5 has a variable-ratio steering rack. Second, the M5 sports an Active M electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. Third, there are electronically adjustable dampers. Fourth, BMW offers an optional carbon-ceramic brake package. Fifth, and not surprisingly, the M5 has a carbon fiber roof for a lower weight value. Lastly, the M5 wears 20” Pirelli P Zero tires to complement its sportiness.

BMW Redeems the M5 with the Sixth-Generation Model


Overall, BMW redeems themselves with the all-new sixth-generation M5. From it’s power V8 to it’s racing design, the 2018 BMW M5 is a beastly machine. There is no shame in leaving behind the manual transmission, but it will be missed moving forward by many. The only cons of this vehicle are the size and weight but that shouldn’t deter one from enjoying this vehicle. In conclusion, the BMW M5 has always had a place in most European car fans hearts and will remain there for years to come.

2018 BMW M5 - Rear - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Rear – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 - Carbon Fiber Roof - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Carbon Fiber Roof – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 - Interior - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift

2018 BMW M5 – Interior – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

Note: Every picture except the first one are manufacturer images. The BMW manufacturer is the rightful owner of each of these images.

Bugatti Chiron: 8.0-Liter Quad-Turbocharged W16

Bugatti Chiron: 8.0-Liter Quad-Turbocharged W16

The Beastly Bugatti Chiron Hypercar

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. broke the record for 0 to 249 to 0 mph in only 41.96 seconds with it’s newest vehicle, the Chiron. The Bugatti Chiron has been in production since 2016 with a limit of 500 total models. Bugatti’s assembly line for the Chiron is in Mosheim, Alsace, France. This new mid-engine, all-wheel drive hypercar is a beautiful masterpiece of engineering. Not to surprise, the first 200 Chiron’s sold before they were even built.

8.0-Liter Quad-Turbocharged W16 Engine

Bugatti Chiron - W16 Engine - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron – W16 Engine – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

The Bugatti Chiron sports an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine. This motor produces a whopping 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb.-ft. of torque… phew! In combination with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the Chiron hits 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds. The Chiron can hit 124 mph in only 6.1 seconds and 186 mph in 13.1 seconds. Furthermore, the Chiron can hit 250 mph in only 32.6 seconds and stop to standstill from that speed in 9.4 seconds. At the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt, Bugatti announced that the Chiron could hit 249 mph and return to 0 mph in only 41.96 seconds. This broke all records at the time which would be later defeated by the Koenigsegg Agera S.

A Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering

Bugatti Chiron - Rear Corner - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron – Rear Corner – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

The Bugatti Chiron has a carbon fiber body structure and independent suspension. On top of this, the Chiron contains a Haldex AWD system. These work in combination to create a masterpiece. Lastly, the Chiron wears custom made tires built to handle the stress at speeds of around 250 mph. The Chiron’s top speed is governed to 261 mph due to the tires. Although, it is expected to reach a top speed of around 288 mph. This will only happen if tires are enhanced enough to handle the environment at speeds of 275+ mph.

The Bugatti Chiron MSRP is $2,700,000


The Bugatti Chiron is a beautiful hypercar that takes the manufacturer to the top of the list. To purchase a Chiron, a down payment of $226,000 is necessary due to it’s $2,700,000 price tag. For anyone lucky enough to purchase this vehicle, finding proper coverage for this beast may be quite expensive. With a current top speed of 261 mph, this car can be quite the thrill as well as quite the risk. Overall, the Bugatti Chiron is an amazing hypercar that will hold its place in history due to its exceeding specifications.

Bugatti EB110 SS: 3.5-Liter Quad-Turbo V12 Burnout

Bugatti EB110 SS: 3.5-Liter Quad-Turbo V12 Burnout

Bugatti EB110 Unveiling in the Early 1990s

On September 15, 1991, Bugatti unveiled the EB110 sports car, exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti’s birth. The Bugatti EB110 mid-engine sports car was produced by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. from 1991 to 1995. This car would become the only production model made by Romano Artioli. The vehicle’s assembly occurred in Campogalliano, Italy. During this time, Bugatti went bankrupt. Regardless, in 1992, Bugatti revealed the EB110 SS.

3.5-Liter Quad-Turbo V12 Engine

The Bugatti EB110 SS contains a 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12 engine. This motor produces 611 horsepower and 324 lb.-ft. of torque. With this power, it can hit a top speed of 216 mph. The 0-60 time is only 4.4 seconds while the quarter mile is 12.5 seconds at 119.5 mph. As a 1992 vehicle, the Bugatti EB110 SS sports a 6-speed manual transmission rather than the modern double-clutch setups.

Breakdown of YouTube Burnout Video


The 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12 allows the Bugatti EB110 SS to burnout with ease. In the YouTube video, the EB110 SS can be seen burning rubber. First, the driver hops in and shuts the suicide doors. From there, the engine roars on start-up.
Afterwards, the EB110 SS pulls a burnout as it takes off. From there, the vehicle glides down the road with different angle views. One of the best views is the rear engine bay window where the motor can be seen functioning in motion.

The Bugatti EB110 SS is Currently Worth Over $1,000,000

Overall, the Bugatti EB110 SS is a landmark sports car. From it’s roaring quad-turbo V12 to its sporty design, this car was a step forward in the early 90s. A true Italian sports car, this vehicle is now a collector’s piece. The EB110 SS sells for slightly over 1 million USD on the current market. There are limited vehicles for sale so be sure to snatch one up before their collector value goes up even more. In conclusion, the Bugatti EB110 SS is a beautiful can that can pull one stunning burnout.

Forza Horizon 3: Hoonigan Car Pack – 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo

1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo - Skyline - Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack - EuroDrift

1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo – Skyline – Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack – EuroDrift

1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo

Forza Horizon 3, a racing video game on Xbox One and Windows, recently released the Hoonigan Car Pack for $6.99. While the DLC contained cars such as the 1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang, there was only one European car. The 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo makes its debut in this game as a top runner. As a Porsche, it already has an edge on the other vehicles such as the Fords or Mazda. On top of this, the Porsche 911 Turbo is modded to even more so enhance the vehicle.

1991 Hoonigan Porsche 911 Turbo Specifications

The 1991 Hoonigan Raul-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo sports a 3.3-liter 6 cylinder boxer engine. On top of this, the mods include an Andial K27 turbo, sport intercooler, C2 cams, B&B exhaust, and mapping. As hoped, the 911 has a five-speed manual transmission. The brakes were converted to Porsche 993 Turbo “Big Red” with four-piston calibers (332mm front/rear). Lastly, the suspension was replaced by KW Variant 3 coil-overs with a height lift system.

On the exterior, there are Rauh-Welt Begriff fender flares as well as upgraded bumpers and side skirts.
The rear wing and crosshair headlights are modifications as well. The entire car is coated in a satin white pearl paint.

On the interior, the seats were replaced by Recaro Profi XL seats with lobster red trimming. There are also four-point Schroth harnesses, Momo pedals and steering wheel, as well as a Roth Sport gear lever.

Overall, the 1991 Hoonigan Raul-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo represents the European cars well in Forza Horizon 3. From its true to heart German engineering to its customizations, it is a great in-game vehicle. Against the other cars, this is EuroDrift’s personal favorite. You’re welcome to pick any car in the Hoonigan Car Pack DLC, but don’t hesitate to give the Porsche 911 Turbo a chance.

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive Super Sedan

For the 2018 model year, Porsche was proud to present the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive. The E-Hybrid version of the Panamera enters the sedan into the hybrid plug-in market. The MSRP of the base 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is $185,540. For the Executive version, the MSRP is $195,850.

E-Hybrid with a Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive sports a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 550 horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the E-Hybrid contains a permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor boasting its own 136 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Woah! That’s a major leap in torque. In the end, the combination was engineered by Porsche to output 680 horsepower and 626 lb.-ft. of torque.

If the power was stacked directly, there would’ve been a 6-horsepower difference. On the torque end, there would’ve been a 237 lb.-ft. difference. That’s ridiculous! I can’t imagine what I’d do with 863 lb.-ft. of torque. Somebody will most likely try to unlock this car’s full potential in a tune.

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive is a front-engine vehicle. The E-Hybrid has all-wheel drive and allows up to 4 passengers. The engine is coupled with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The transmission allows manual shifting via paddle shifters. The car is the direct merge of a super sports sedan and a hybrid vehicle.

Difference Between Executive & Non-Executive E-Hybrids

The main differences between the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Executive edition are in size and speed. The wheelbase of the Executive edition is 122 inches while the base is 116.1 inches, a 5.9-inch difference. For the length, the Executive is 204.7 inches long while the base is 198.8 inches long (same difference as wheelbase). For height, the Executive is only 0.2 inches taller at 56.2 inches versus 56 inches. The passenger volume of the Executive is 102 cubit feet while the base is 96 cubic feet. The curb weight difference is 5400 pounds versus 5200 pounds, respectively. Lastly, the 0 to 60 difference is only 0.1 seconds as the Executive takes 3.3 seconds while the base takes 3.2 seconds.

Overall, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive is a clean beast of a machine. From its sporty design to its hybrid utilization, it is a car of the future. For being such a large sedan, the Executive has no trouble hitting 60 in 3.3 seconds. In the end, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive is a great addition to the super sedan market.

 

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