A characteristic sound resembling loud shots, or as many people write – a shot of popcorn and flames coming out of the exhaust pipes do not mean that the car is damaged. It’s the Antilag system.
Antilag system – introduction
Anyone who has ever driven a car with a turbo engine knows how much power and torque a turbine adds to every car. What’s not cool about turbo? Of course, lag – when using engine exhaust gases, the turbine needs time to wind up. The larger the turbine, the greater the rotational inertia, and thus the turbine needs more time to fully generate the appropriate operating pressure. Hence the delay – lag.
One way to reduce lag is to use more turbines in the engine. We are talking about double turbines (twin-turbo) or sequential. Whether you’re competing in parallel races or drifting, you expect your car to respond immediately to the throttle.
The Antilag system keeps the turbine buffering all the time and maintains pressure, even when you let the pedal go. It also produces a sound similar to a firework firing and shoots fire from a pipe on the occasion.
Keep reading to find out how does antilag work