Originally Posted by Cliffbeer2
I saw an old episode of Top Gear and there was a tired old Jag XJS which was fitted with nitrous. Of course, in a drag race it blasted by all the other supercars - all very entertaining. That got me to thinking why is it that nitrous isn't installed as a supplemental power booster for occasional use in production supercars? Too much bang in the cylinder for normal warranties? Emissions disaster? Could an OEM system become part of the original spec of a supercar? Or is it simply too hard on the engine (or too difficult to arrange supplier relationships for the NOS itself)?
Does anyone have nitrous on their GT40??
COST! and compliance regulations I suspect for the fitment thereof.
Nitrous is cool though, cheapest HP per buck available and works safely on any engine combination when used in 'moderation'.
Of course, 99% of those who have not experienced it will call it 'cheating'.