Mercedes F1’s split turbo brings another notion to the automotive industry. It was put together by the former F1 racer Martin Brundle who basically thought that it’s an excellent idea to split a turbo in half.
It’s a relatively simple solution and it’s amazing to see how man actual benefits it brings across multiple systems on the Mercedes Grand Prix monster.
This particular design divorces the turbine components and the compressor and Mercedes has gone it’s own way with it. The compressor sits at the front of the engine while the turbine components hang off the rear. Of course, there is a shaft running through the engine so it can connect these two. The idea seems very simple but the execution is, by all means, a very complex process.
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