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Old 02-05-2013, 04:27 PM
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Turbocharged engines burn MORE fuel under full throttle acceleration, but are much more efficient during cruise. Naturally aspirated engines take the middle road and are rather consistent with consumption.

Most drivers prefer turbocharged engines as today's variants make gobs of torque down low and have minimal lag. I prefer turbo, unless you give me a NA engine over 5.0-liters.

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend time in a CL65 AMG (twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 making 621 hp and 738 lb-ft) and a Lamborghini Aventador (NA 6.5-liter V12 making 700 hp and 608 lb-ft). Both deliver power very differently one is a screamer and the other is a torque monster. That's me in the Lambo on the banking at Homestead.

- Mike
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