Listen To Five Minutes Of Nothing But The Best Engines In The World

It's time to just sit back, crank up the headphones, crank up the speakers, crank up everything, and listen to a beautiful opera made up of nothing but gasoline and pistons. This is just five minutes of nothing but the most glorious noises ever made. » 4/05/14 2:36pm 4/05/14 2:36pm

The McLaren 650S Sounds Like A Bellowing Eight-Pistoned Monster

Good news, for all of you who were well and truly worried about the McLaren 650S sounding like a proper car and not like a wheezy econobox. (I'm sure plenty of you exist.) It doesn't sound like a wheezy econobox at all. It sounds much, much better than that. Especially if you're sitting inside. » 3/22/14 10:21am 3/22/14 10:21am

How GM Is Going To Make All Of You Love Tiny Gas Engines

In the next three years, more than 2.5 million drivers will be using one of General Motors' Ecotec engines, a family of 11 three- or four-cylinder gas engines between 1.0L and 1.5L. Diesel isn't dead, they say, but overseas markets where diesel is king are an increased focus. » 3/21/14 2:40pm 3/21/14 2:40pm

Watch How The Need For Speed Team Made The Cars Sound So Real

Okay, so the Need for Speed movie was pretty terrible. But! I read through all of Jason's review, and I didn't see one complaint about the engine noises. If there's any reason for that, it's because the engines sounded so real. And that's because they were. » 3/17/14 9:00pm 3/17/14 9:00pm

Watch How They Assemble The World's Most Powerful Diesel Engine

The Wärtsilä 14RT-flex96C is not the latest deadly virus coming from the tropics to kill you, despite its name. It is, in fact, a diesel engine, designed by a Finnish company, and built in Korea. It is a very powerful engine. It is also a very enormous engine. Bigger than your house. I promise. » 3/06/14 10:20am 3/06/14 10:20am

GM's New 1.0-Liter Ecotec Engine Is The Answer To Ford's Tiny Ecoboost

GM's brand new Ecotec engine promises superior fuel economy and smoother running than any three-cylinder on the market today. It's just like the V8 wars of yesteryear, only much much smaller. » 2/17/14 9:00am 2/17/14 9:00am

The Ten Greatest Engine Designers In Automotive History

Geniuses like Nikolaus Otto and Rudolf Diesel came up with the bases of internal combustion and industrialists like Soichiro Honda built whole companies on brilliant engine designs. Still, it's these ten engineers who got the closest to engine perfection. » 2/10/14 11:00am 2/10/14 11:00am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Rolls-Royce Phantom Wallpaper Is Here

I never the desire of luxury automakers to stick their engines, the heart and soul of their cars, under vast acreage of plastic. That's one of the (very many) reasons why I've always liked cars from the hyper-luxury automakers. They let you see all of that engineering beauty and perfection for yourself. » 1/25/14 5:02pm 1/25/14 5:02pm

This Is How Mercedes-AMG Hand-Builds Every Single Engine

It's well-known that Mercedes-Benz's Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach division, also known as AMG, is the one that makes all the cars with the racy bits in them. It's also well-known that each engine is painstakingly handcrafted by one person. It's fascinating, though, to watch the process from start to finish. » 12/21/13 4:08pm 12/21/13 4:08pm