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Five Things to Never Do in a Turbo Car – How to Drive a Turbocharged Car

If you want to preserve the life of your turbocharged car and operate it safely, there are five things you should never do. The days where you needed to be an expert to drive a turbocharged performance car (like the first-gen 911 Turbo shown above) are long gone, but there’s still some skill involved.

The always-excellent Jason Fenske over at Engineering Explained details these five things in this very informative video. Fenske’s information is geared specifically towards performance cars, but it’s useful for anyone with a turbocharged car to know.

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Some of these tips, like not flooring a turbo-powered car when coming of a corner, are obvious, where others, like not lugging it at low RPMs, aren’t. If you’ve got a turbo’d car, consider this essential viewing.


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