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Old 16th November 2007
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Am I crazy to think that it might be possible to turbo charge a V4 engine? Has anyone tried this? Is it even possible?
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Yup, it's been done. Here's a couple pics of a Sonett with a turbo-charged V4.


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...any documentation on the process and parts that were used to make this turbo V4? Is this car still on the road?
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Yes, the car is still on the road. I took the pictures this summer. There are other turbo'd Sonetts out there too.

I don't remember much in the way of details, but it involves ALOT of customization. This is not a bolt-on procedure. About the only thing I remember in particular about this car is that he used a Volvo fuel rail.

I think in general you can get plenty of power out of these cars with the usual mods without turbocharging. The driveline can only handle so much and is the real limiting factor.
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From a swedish magazine, Saab 96 turbo rallycross. Maybe a bit extreme...
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Atleast you have more room in the engine bay of a 96 vs. the Sonett.

For something totally different, check out this site where someone took a Saab 900 Turbo engine and put it in the back of a Sonett after extensively reworking the sheetmetal. Hope you can read German. I can't...

http://www.martin-roth.com/sonett_turbo.htm
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