Today is Turbo Thursday as we take a look at three forced-induction engined competition cars. The most successful of the three is probably this McLaren MP4/2B TAG Porsche. It is the fifth of six examples built of the evolution of Niki Lauda's 1984 World Championship winning machine. Raced throughout the 1985 season, the twin-turbo V6 engined machine helped Alain Prost secure the first of his fourth titles. The featured example played a crucial role as Prost drove it to three victories. It is pictured in the most unusual of locations as it was show at the 2018 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este by current owner Gerhard Berger.
Forced induction was introduced to Indy racing many years earlier as issues like turbo lag are less of a factor on ovals. Raced with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines was this Eagle Mark 7. The turbo-engined example came closest to winning the 1969 Indy 500 but Joe Leonard was black flagged due to a water leak.
Boasting one of the 1980's most iconic livery is this Porsche 962 CK6, which was primarily raced in Japan with Leyton House backing. It is one of the cars built by Kremer Racing with a stronger chassis and more sophisticated aero than the factory 962s, which had pretty much gone out of production during the second half of the 1980s. Now in Swiss hands, CK6-01(02) made two tentative outings last year and according to the owner is ready to go once historic racing resumes in Europe, hopefully in late July at Paul Ricard.

Enjoy the links:

1969 Eagle Mark 7 Ford

1985 McLaren MP4/2B TAG-Porsche (MP4/2B - 5)

1988 Porsche 962 CK6 (CK6-01(02))