No matter if you are interested in car racing, off-roading or classic cars, the TORQAMP improves the performance according to the manufacturer each Combustion engine. The electric turbocharger (Supercharger) was originally created to increase the engine power in the car sport. But the TORQAMP has now proven to be an efficient eco-booster for motorboats, generators, trucks and even seagoing vessels. At least that's what the manufacturer claims. The TORQAMP is also referred to as electric supercharger or electric turbo. However, this name is not one hundred percent correct. Because turbo actually means turbine boost, in other words, a compressor wheel, which is driven by a turbine wheel. The TORQAMP, on the other hand, is a compressor wheel mounted on an electric motor.
Easy to install in the vehicle
The 5kW engine is very handy and reaches a speed from 70.000 to 80.000 RPM. The advantage of the compact design is that the TORQAMP easily fits into almost any engine compartment. The power required for the TORQAMP is taken from a power box included in the delivery, which can be mounted in the trunk of the car. The power box includes an 48V battery, which can be charged with an 500W charger powered by the 12V on-board power outlet.
More torque and more power
The TORQAMP pumps more air into the engine under pressure. This allows the engine to burn the fuel faster and better. According to the provider, the result is: More torque, more power and combustion efficiency is increased. Of course, the results depend on the type of combustion engine and the size of the engine. With a pressure build-up of 1,4 bar, according to the manufacturer, an atmospheric engine can deliver up to 40% more horsepower. But the bigger the engine, the lower the performance increase. The provider claims, however, that regardless of the engine size, the torque is always increasing. Amplify your torque!
Practical results are already available
Jelke Hoekstra co-founder of TORQAMP has tried it: "On a Nissan 350Z we have a torque increase of 36% realized. When the TORQAMP is combined with a turbocharger, the increase is even greater. Since the TORQAMP builds up pressure immediately, the turbo lag is completely eliminated and the turbo boots considerably faster. This results in extreme increases in torque. We recently tested the TORRQAMP on a Toyota Supra engine, with 650 hp on the crankshaft. Here the torque increased from 230 Nm to 440 Nm. An increase of 91%. "
Plug & Play in almost every case
At TRORQAMP, a spin-off of the Eindhoven University of Technology, 4 has been working for years. Jelle Hoekstra explains: “We started with two important design criteria. First of all, everyone must be able to install the product. Furthermore, no drastic adjustments to the car should be necessary for the installation. "The result is impressive: the TORQAMP kit is now marketed as a plug & play system that you can install yourself."
the car remains original so original
Hoekstra: “It's really 'plug and play'. No changes to the exhaust system are required, no turbine heat comes in and therefore neither a charge air cooler, water cooling or additional oil supply is required. The car remains completely original, including the original sound. " The system can also be switched off, then the car drives as usual. If you want to sell the car, the TORQAMP can easily be dismantled. Then he is ready for installation and performance enhancement in another model.
Ideal for tuning at the classic car
The TORQAMP is therefore an interesting development for, among other things, the classic car market, because you can keep up with its vintage car much better in the fast traffic of today thanks to the additional power. But the system offers advantages for every car. Jelle Hoekstra: “We are not only causing an uproar in motorsport and the classic car market, we are also on the verge of reviving the diesel market. Because with the TORQAMP we can run older diesel models with significantly less pollution. With all the resulting environmental benefits. In addition, we are currently carrying out tests on hydrogen systems and the electrification of aircraft. " But what about the eligibility? And how does the engine control unit handle the extra power? Do not you have to make changes at least on the side of the software?
a few questions remain ...
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