How “Hot V” Turbocharged Engines Work

Cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT use a V8 with turbochargers inside the V of the engine. In an effort to increase efficiency and performance, some manufacturers have implemented a “hot V” setup in in their engines, placing the turbochargers for their V-shaped blocks between the cylinders rather than on the outside. But how exactly does that improve the engine? Well, it’s all about packaging.

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Date published - 06/10/2017