INFINITI shows VC-T system this September. Should we be hyped?
INFINITI team will try to tweak the world of inner combustion engines
INFINITI team will presents the Variable Compression-Turbocharged power unit at the 2016 Paris Motor Show on September 29. What is interesting about this thing is that the engineering team claims that there have been decades of researches and experiments before finally get satisfying results. Incredible, right?
The VC-T technology is expected to mark a new chapter in the making of internal combustion power units: what it does is to remove the fixed compression ratio. The innovation lies in the ability to transform and raise and lower the height of the pistons reach. Technically (and at this moment theoretically) this means that the compression ratio can vary between 8:1 (for more aggressive driving) and 14:1 (for smoother and more efficient ride). At the moment, what is known is that all the changes will be done automatically: depending on the road situation and driver's on-road character.
We do expect that the VC-T technology would deliver numerous benefits to buyers as reducing fuel consumption, emissions, noise and vibrations. It does sound as ridiculous advertisement, doesn't it? The whole system will also be lighter and more compact, compared to classic engine types. Okay, now it sounds as one.
Basically, it is good to hear that new and unconventional stuff is being made. But we have all heard numerous bombastic news already that turned out to be some stupid attention-seeking, but who knows? After all we talk about INFINITI: this brand has proven worthy over the years..