Our award last year was not for one technology, but for the winning combination of three technologies. Turbocharging, direct fuel injection, and variable valve timing all provided individual benefits, but combining all three into one engine made for huge strides in both horsepower and fuel efficiency. That paved the way for smaller, more efficient engines that made just as much power as older, larger engines — while consuming less fuel.
“The components work like a barstool with three legs: remove one leg and you have a pretty lousy stool… Today, fuel economy is rising as our cars keep getting faster and faster. It’s win/win, which is why the Turbo Tech Trifecta is a worthy award winner.” – Jason Cammisa