R&T - 15 greatest American turbo cars EVER

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The Great American Turbos - 15 Memorable Turbocharged American Cars

1. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
2. Ford Focus RS
3. Ford GT
4. Ford Mustang SVO
5. The turbocharged Corvair
6. Oldsmobile F85 Jetfire
7. Buick GNX
8. 1989 Pontiac 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am
9. Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
10. Shelby GLHS
11. Shelby CSX-VNT
12. GMC Syclone
13. GMC Typhoon
14. Dodge Neon SRT-4
15. Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged
 

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even though half the list is GM? :rofl:
 

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I'd smoosh 12 & 13 together since they are the same thing. Then add the 1978 Buick Turbo Regal/LeSabre (Just as significant as the Corvair and Jetfire).
 

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Reading > [MENTION=340]Eagle[/MENTION]
 

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They opened the door with the Shelby CSX, which was made by an aftermarket company, so I think not having the Callaway Sledgehammer is a big miss.
 

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Looking at the article, do we agree that Ford’s warranty fix does effectively address the RS engine issue?
 

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Looking at the article, do we agree that Ford’s warranty fix does effectively address the RS engine issue?
doubt it. they didn't redesign the short block, so this issue is going to happen again. this time out of warranty.
 

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Focus RS as number 2....... yea no.

The rest I agree with. Pretty damn good list. Cobalt eh.... I would say the RS would be #10
 

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The Cobalt turbo SS was a rocket in its day. And killed everything on the Nürburgring in the FWD category at the time
 

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I wanna rip the SRT4, but back in its day it was quite the contender.

But going on some 15 years later now I can say that I've only seen maybe 1 on the road moving under its own power in like the last year.
 

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1. Gnx
2. Cyclone
3. Typhoon
4. The rest of that junk
 

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I wanna rip the SRT4, but back in its day it was quite the contender.

But going on some 15 years later now I can say that I've only seen maybe 1 on the road moving under its own power in like the last year.


I whole heartedly agree it should be on the list. I’ve owned 2 of them and they were a blast. It’s one of the best sounding 4 cylinder cars I’ve heard. Such a nice deep tone
 

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Far as I'm concerned the GNX, TTA, and Omni GLHS should be at the top of that list. Cars that for the day were flat out insanely fast compared to everything else on the road.

I've never driven a GLHS, but I can guess at just how laggy and strong the turbo rush was.

Looking at the article, do we agree that Ford’s warranty fix does effectively address the RS engine issue?
I checked, my replacement engine has the Revision "C" gasket. So I think I'm going to be fine. I can't find anyone at all who had a Rev "C" gasket reporting a gasket failure.

Its just strange that its such a wide date range, almost 1.5 years worth of production. Which potentially covers up to 7500 cars globally.
 

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