- Although the new supercharged 4.0 litre engine with 400 bhp and 540Nm steals the headlines, Irish buyers are more likely to go for the 2.5 litre model.
- The traction drive is already in production for conventional mechanical supercharging applications and has completed extensive durability trials in automotive, industrial and aerospace applications.
- Raising the compression ratio or supercharging an engine increases cylinder pressure, and it is this which increases the power - not the fuel itself.
- The C200K uses a supercharged 2.0 litre, four-cylinder engine which offers greater pulling power than the C180 estate.
- Ways to increase the level of oxygen include using nitrous, supercharging or turbocharging, or improving the induction system on a naturally aspirated engine.
- Power enhancers such as nitrous-oxide injection and supercharging are analogous to increasing displacement because they increase the amount of oxygen and fuel that are available for combustion in each cycle.
- The range starts with two supercharged, four-cylinder engines, a 2.0 and a 2.3 litre and goes up to the 3.2 litre V6 and the flagship 4.3 litre 430.
- In some cases, the technology exceeds that of the Pro classes; for instance, in certain Comp classes, racers can use electronic fuel injection, turbocharging, supercharging, or nitrous oxide.
- Then comes a 4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 with 300 bhp and the range topper is the XJR, where the same V8 is supercharged to produce 400 bhp.