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10th Jan '17 5:49:57 AM jazzyamx
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In RealLife, nitrous oxide[[note]][=N2O=], a heavy, sweetish gas aso used as an anaestetic and canned whipped cream propellant.[[/note]] is used to make a high-compression racing engine violate its power output limits temporarily. It serves as an oxidizer; having a 33% of oxygen molecule-for-molecule instead of the air's 21%, it allows the engine to increase the amount of fuel burned, and therefore the pressure generated, by each combustion stroke. Moreover, as it is stored pressurized in a liquid form, it vaporizes as it's being injected into the intake manifold, cooling the intake air and making it denser, this also allows to pump more air into the cylinders for the same intake pressure. The drawbacks are: extra heat generated, which can overwhelm stock cooling systems; extra load on pistons and cylinders, which can destroy an engine; and attendant stress on the drivetrain. It is usually dispensed from compressed cylinders, on demand, by an electric valve solenoid. Illegal in many areas, including most professional racing except drag racing (where some stock classes allow nitrous instead of a supercharger). The power up effect can also be achieved with turbocharged engines by increasing boost pressure, usually via a dial in the cockpit. The turbocharged F1 cars of the 1980s were fitted with overtake boost pressure buttons (before turbos were outlawed).

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In RealLife, nitrous oxide[[note]][=N2O=], a heavy, sweetish gas aso also used as an anaestetic and canned whipped cream propellant.[[/note]] is used to make a high-compression racing engine violate its power output limits temporarily. It serves as an oxidizer; having a 33% of oxygen molecule-for-molecule instead of the air's 21%, it allows the engine to increase the amount of fuel burned, and therefore the pressure generated, by each combustion stroke. Moreover, as it is stored pressurized in a liquid form, it vaporizes as it's being injected into the intake manifold, cooling the intake air and making it denser, this also allows to pump more air into the cylinders for the same intake pressure. The drawbacks are: extra heat generated, which can overwhelm stock cooling systems; extra load on pistons and cylinders, which can destroy an engine; and attendant stress on the drivetrain. It is usually dispensed from compressed cylinders, on demand, by an electric valve solenoid. Illegal in many areas, including most professional racing except drag racing (where some stock classes allow nitrous instead of a supercharger). The power up effect can also be achieved with turbocharged engines by increasing boost pressure, usually via a dial in the cockpit. The turbocharged F1 cars of the 1980s were fitted with overtake boost pressure buttons (before turbos were outlawed).
12th Sep '16 12:33:31 AM KBABZ
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* ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'' has boosting as a core mechanic. In addition to making your vehicle move quickly, it also enables you to ram into opponents to blow them up.

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* ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'' has boosting as a core mechanic. In addition to making mechanic, letting you move your vehicle move quickly, it also enables you to quickly and, at top speed, ram into opponents to blow them up.up. As well, boosting is required for high aerial plays on the ball, a common tactic in high level competitive matches that can result in some matches taking place almost entirely in the air! The boost also has unlockable appearances, including confetti, Tron Light-cycle trails, slime and flamethrowers (and the licensed cars have their own boosts exclusive to them).
** The Mutator update allows the modification of the boost amount, including regeneration and unlimited, as well as the exact strength of the boost (1.5, 2 and ''10'' times!).
9th Sep '16 11:30:22 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' episode 2, Dante faces a biker gang leader named Vincent in a motorcycle race. Vincent cheats with a nitro boost that causes him to pull ahead, but this attracts a biker demon called Red Eye that attacks him and causes him to crash.
20th Aug '16 2:34:58 AM JackG
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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope in any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.

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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope obligatory scene in any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.
20th Aug '16 2:31:00 AM JackG
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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope from any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.

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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope from in any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.
20th Aug '16 2:30:44 AM JackG
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* ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior.'' The Humungus has nitro boost on his command vehicle.

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* ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior.'' The Humungus has nitro boost on his command vehicle. Unfortunately he's going so fast he doesn't have time to swerve on suddenly encountering Max coming in the other direction.
** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope from any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.
8th Aug '16 2:09:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In a non-racing game example, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games' Ghost vehicles feature an indefinite speed boost feature which makes steering tougher but allows you to run over foes. Similarly, ''Halo 3'''s Choppers feature a short-term version with similar effects.
** All Covenant vehicles except ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'''s Prowler have this. Including their tank.
*** They all have their limitations, though. The Wraith tank's isn't continuous like the Ghost's is, and you can't fire the Ghost's weapons when boosting.

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* In a non-racing game example, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games' Ghost vehicles feature an indefinite speed boost feature which makes steering tougher but allows you to run over foes. Similarly, ''Halo 3'''s Choppers feature a short-term version with similar effects.
** All Covenant vehicles except
games from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'''s Prowler have this. Including their tank.
*** They
2}}'' onward give all have their limitations, though. The Covenant vehicles (except ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''[='s=] Prowler) the ability to do so. Even the Wraith tank's isn't continuous like tank can boost (though only in bursts)! For most Covie vehicles, notably the Ghost's is, Ghosts, boosting can be done indefinitely; it decreases maneuverability and disables weapons, but allows you can't fire the Ghost's weapons when boosting.to quickly either escape or run over enemies.
12th Jul '16 1:17:34 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/Battlefield}2'''s jet fighters have a self-recovering boost meter representing their afterburners.

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* ''VideoGame/Battlefield}2'''s ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'''s jet fighters have a self-recovering boost meter representing their afterburners.
12th Jul '16 1:17:28 AM jormis29
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2]]'''s jet fighters have a self-recovering boost meter representing their afterburners.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2]]'''s ''VideoGame/Battlefield}2'''s jet fighters have a self-recovering boost meter representing their afterburners.



** ''Battlefield 2142'' takes from the jets and gives to the cars. Battlewalkers can also run, albeit indefinitely.

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** ''Battlefield 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' takes from the jets and gives to the cars. Battlewalkers can also run, albeit indefinitely.
25th Jun '16 11:17:43 AM nombretomado
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* In ''AHDotComTheSeries'', the crew attempt to hijack a space shuttle and ride it to the moon. Engineer [[OnlySaneMan Dave Howery]] ''tries'' to explain that space shuttles don't work that way, but TheCaptain Doctor What insists it will work if he "uses nitrous". [[RuleOfFunny Which it does]].

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* In ''AHDotComTheSeries'', ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', the crew attempt to hijack a space shuttle and ride it to the moon. Engineer [[OnlySaneMan Dave Howery]] ''tries'' to explain that space shuttles don't work that way, but TheCaptain Doctor What insists it will work if he "uses nitrous". [[RuleOfFunny Which it does]].
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