2018-05-29 12:32:05 UTC
I'm thinking back historically here, back to the original turbo cars of
the 80's. I know with the rules today, with everything specified
explicitly, there is very little room for innovation. However, back then
why did manufacturers settle on turbos rather than superchargers? Were
there rules against superchargers, which turbos got around, or
something? In a racing situation, the instant power of a supercharger
must be a lot better than the laggy power of a turbo.