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Semantics indeed, but a supercharger is traditionally mechanically driven (by the crank, this spooling earlier and creating less lag); a turbo relies on recirculation of exhaust gases (thus requiring exhaust gases to spool and causing lag, traditionally).

I’m not an engineer, but my job very heavily involves vehicle exhaust emissions and the engines that create them. And I am quite familiar with this engine. It’s not equipped with what is traditionally considered a supercharger.
Is it the current version of the old “G” charger from the 90’s Corrado? That car was an absolute blast to drive
 

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Damn, that looks clean. My brother in law used to have one for autocross. I got to drive it once and had a blast. I like that it’s FR, so the tail doesn’t slide as readily
Yeah, the balance and handling is great. It was modded when I got it, wheels breaking loose even at highway speeds. I took all that off to pass smog. It still handles like a go-kart without it.
 

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Front lip and wheels make it look much more modern. No way that looks like a 35 year old car.
Thanks! It's pretty nice inside, as well - Cayman seats, newer speakers, Alcantara dash, Coco mats. LED parking lights, too.

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I learned a ton working on this car. But I'm probably going to sell it now that it's in great running shape.
 

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But I'm probably going to sell it now that it's in great running shape.
I put it on Craigslist at a feeler price. A guy contacted me and it was gone 4 hours later. Feels like I won the goddamn Craigslist lottery.

I miss it already. On to something more irresponsible.
 

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