Originally Posted by Railgun
Or any hybrid.
In regards to the comments about this solving turbo lag...anyone ever hear of a sequential turbo setup? Either via two same sizes turbos (in the case of the RX-7) or a slightly larger secondary (I can't think of an example at the moment).
Granted this is less complicated mechanically and far more compact, turbo lag, when implemented correctly is not noticeable, if present at all. the downside of course is cost.
BMW is already producing sequential turbo setups for 335d and 123d (both diesel). This electromechanical turbo should have instant spool up, much better than any conventional or sequential turbo.