Definition of turbo in English:



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    short for turbocharger
    1. 1.1 A motor vehicle equipped with a turbocharger.
      as modifier ‘ABS is standard on all turbo and SE 2.3 models’
      • ‘If you think this is no more than a VW Phaeton with twin turbos and a longer wheelbase, you're missing the point.’
      • ‘Massive power is not much fun on a public road if a car suffers from turbo lag.’
      • ‘Power doesn't hit hard like a turbo, it just whooshes in as the revs climb quickly.’
      • ‘The turbo for example can be enhanced to improve combustion without restricting airflow, allowing the engine to burn fuel more fully and efficiently.’
      • ‘The turbo engine gives competitive pace, but a little more money buys the sonorous V5 version.’
      • ‘I happen to like the whistling of the turbo to remind me of what's going on in the engine bay just behind my back, although I imagine some might find it irritating.’
      • ‘The turbo does not kick in.’
      • ‘Plus, the steering simply could not cope with the car's erratically delivered turbo power.’
      • ‘Like turbos, superchargers like to gorge on fresh air and a massive intercooler sits on top of the engine fed by the roof mounted air-scoop.’
      • ‘With 136 bhp the car lacks power - a turbo version is coming-but more disappointing is the light, inconsistent steering.’
      • ‘If the vehicle is fitted with a turbo or super charger, over fuelling may be the cause.’
      • ‘The turbo simply refused to wake up and as a result there was absolutely no power at all.’
      • ‘It is blindingly quick, although you needed to keep the engine spinning because of the turbo lag.’
      • ‘Its gentle whistle sounds like a tempest tumbling madly through a turbo.’
      • ‘Another important benefit of air bearings is packaging, especially the ability to mount the turbo at any angle.’
      • ‘The turbo gives great mid-range flexibility.’