Watch A Turbo Engine Shoot Flames In Slow Motion

Ford's Rallycross Fiestas use some of the most high-strung race engines in the world. Here's what it looks like when they shoot flames on the overrun. » 3/18/15 2:32pm 3/18/15 2:32pm

This Is What Happens When You Don't Drive Your V10 Audi Hard Enough

Ask any old mechanic and they'll tell you about the 'Italian tune up,' which involves driving a car really hard as a means of maintenance. Not only is this actually true (not just a line mechanics feed dumb millionaires so they can thrash their Lamborghinis), it applies to a number of non-Italian cars. Just head over… » 3/17/15 3:34pm 3/17/15 3:34pm

Watch Bugatti Assemble The Veyron's Incredible 8.0L W16

This Mind-Blowing Small W32 Engine Is Nothing Short Of Intricate Art

Motores Patelo, the little one-man miniature engine shop that could, is a true gift to the world. Handcrafting real, working piston engines from scratch, and setting the assembly of those engines to swelling movie scores, is the kind of work that sets humanity apart from the animals. And its come up with its toughest… » 2/10/15 9:55pm 2/10/15 9:55pm

Where Is Porsche's LMP1 Engine Going?

Porsche, more than almost any other Le Mans team, keeps pretty close ties between the engines in its race cars and those in its road cars. So, uh, what's going on with the V4 in the 919 LMP1 hybrid? » 2/02/15 6:45pm 2/02/15 6:45pm

Take A Look At Volkswagen's 313 HP 1.6 Liter Engine

Top-level rally cars in the WRC are currently restricted to just 1.6 liters. Here is a look at VW's reigning double championship-winning turbo four-cylinder. » 1/21/15 9:00pm 1/21/15 9:00pm

Renault Is Working On A 2-Stroke 2-Cylinder Twin-Charged Diesel Engine

Following up on their rather interesting EOLAB hybrid concept, Renault plans to move forward by improving two existing technologies for next year, shedding weight from the electric motor and making a dual-fuel three-cylinder turbo more efficient. And they also have some far-fetched ideas for the future. » 12/16/14 6:30am 12/16/14 6:30am

Three Cylinders Is The New Four Cylinders

With the exception of a few asthmatic and uninspiring imports, most base-model cars carry four-cylinder engines. Not anymore. Three is a magic number and we've driven the development prototype of Volvo's hopeful entry into the suddenly crowded marketplace. » 12/11/14 3:17pm 12/11/14 3:17pm

What Do You Do Before A 320 MPH Top Fuel Run? Tear Down And Rebuild

This tear down and full rebuild of a hemi V8 burning full nitro looks insane to me, but it's standard procedure in Top Fuel drag racing, and just another part of your day running to 320 mph. » 12/05/14 10:34pm 12/05/14 10:34pm

This Ferrari 250 GTO Took Two Years To Fix And It Sounds Delicious

When Ferrari 250 GTOs come up for auction, they are regularly one of, if not the most expensive cars in the world. So when you destroy one, you don't send it to the junkyard. You send it back to the factory at Ferrari from whence it came, where they repair it into a screaming Italian goddess of beauty and love. » 12/02/14 10:40am 12/02/14 10:40am

This Is The Furiously Spinning Heart Of Every SRT Hellcat

The SRT Charger Hellcat and its Challenger cousin are indisputably the most batshit American cars you can buy. Why? The 707 HP supercharged V8, blown up in beautiful detail here. Can you identify all the parts? » 11/26/14 4:49pm 11/26/14 4:49pm

Listen To Ayrton Senna's McLaren Honda F1 V12 Run Again

Hey. Hey. Shut up. Just, shh. Quiet. No, shh. No. Listen to the Honda V12 in this F1 McLaren. Shut up and listen. » 11/19/14 10:48am 11/19/14 10:48am

Gaze In Awe At This 2.0 Liter 12-Cylinder Ferrari Engine

The old adage is that real Ferraris come with big 12-cylinder motrs and the poseurs' models have little engines. Well, what about a Ferrari with a little 12? » 11/11/14 8:15pm 11/11/14 8:15pm

Here's A McLaren F1 Engine Just Sitting There Looking Amazing

The S70/2 is BMW M GmbH's 627 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 that you only take out of your McLaren F1 if you know your stuff. At the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, they certainly do. » 11/11/14 7:10am 11/11/14 7:10am

What Engine Is A Work Of Art?

We talk a lot about cars being works of art. They've got flowing lines, intricate details, and beautiful visages. But sometimes the best work of art is under the skin. » 11/06/14 11:26am 11/06/14 11:26am

Firing Up A Supermarine Spitfire's Merlin V12

There are two airworthy Supermarine Spitfire Tr.9s based in Goodwood, MJ627 and SM520. Here's the latter one firing up its 1,650 cubic inch V12 for your acoustic pleasure. » 11/06/14 4:19am 11/06/14 4:19am