This 2JZ exhaust manifold utilizes EGR in reverse for anti-lag functionality.

New Anti-Lag Turbo Technology Making Waves in High-Performance Motorsports

In the world of high-performance motorsports, innovation and technology play a crucial role in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the track. One such innovation that is currently making waves is a new form of anti-lag turbo technology, specifically fresh air anti-lag, that is changing the game for tuners and racers alike.

The concept of anti-lag is not new, as it has been used in high-level motorsports to reduce turbo lag and improve throttle response. Traditional anti-lag systems work by delaying ignition timing so that combustion occurs in the exhaust manifold, keeping the turbo spooled up even when the throttle is closed. However, these systems come with significant drawbacks, such as potential damage to exhaust manifolds, turbochargers, and emissions equipment, as well as increased noise levels and decreased drivability.

Enter fresh air anti-lag, a new approach to anti-lag technology that is revolutionizing the way turbocharged engines operate. Developed by British racing workshop Walton Motorsports, fresh air anti-lag utilizes a unique exhaust manifold design with secondary pipes that allow clean air to enter without combustion. This innovative design significantly reduces exhaust temperatures and improves the effectiveness of the anti-lag system, providing faster spool times and increased boost levels at lower RPMs.

In a recent demonstration, Walton Motorsports showcased the effectiveness of their fresh air anti-lag system on a demo car equipped with a 2JZ-GTE engine from a Toyota Supra. The system generated an impressive 1.3 bar (19 psi) of boost at just 1,800 rpm without throttle, demonstrating the potential for improved performance and throttle response in high-performance applications.

Despite its potential benefits, fresh air anti-lag technology is not without its challenges. The system requires careful control and monitoring to prevent runaway conditions, where the turbocharger spins uncontrollably. Walton Motorsports has implemented safety measures such as exhaust gas temperature and turbo speed sensors to ensure the system operates safely and effectively.

As fresh air anti-lag technology gains popularity and becomes more widely available to the public, it has the potential to revolutionize high-performance tuning and racing. The technology could soon be seen on drag strips, drift tracks, and hill climbs around the world, offering tuners and racers a new tool to push the limits of performance and throttle response.

For more information on fresh air anti-lag technology and other high-performance innovations, visit Walton Motorsports’ website or contact their team directly. Stay tuned for updates on this groundbreaking technology and its impact on the world of motorsports.