A small company from northern Italy recently chose to turbocharge one of its sports cars, a decision of potential interest to the few thousand people annually with £180,000 to spend on an impractical, fast two-seat coupe.
There were several good reasons why this small company from northern Italy made this decision. The newly turbocharged sports car makes far more power and torque than its naturally aspirated predecessor, helping it to go considerably quicker both in a straight line and around a track. It will do this while burning a bit less fuel and emitting a bit less carbon dioxide.
You would think, therefore, that the decision of this small company from northern Italy to turbocharge one of its sports cars would be viewed as a) blindingly obvious, uncontroversial, and b) pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme. Ford fitting a new indicator stalk to the Fiesta would have a greater cumulative impact on the driving world.
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