The Americans are in control of Formula One now, and so the powers-that-be heard y’all think F1 engines are way too quiet. The fact (yes, fact) that internal combustion racing engines should be God’s gift to eardrums might as well be in the fine print of our own Bill of Rights, and thank goodness, key stakeholders in…
Before actually using them on what will be the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA has been thoroughly testing its new RS-25 engines. With 512,000 pounds of thrust, however, the best way to experience all of that power is through this 360-degree video that safely puts you right in the path of the immense blast.
Velocity stacks may not be the absolute coolest thing you can put on your car, but... actually, you know what? They are the coolest thing you can put on your car. Here’s what they do, how they work and why everyone goes nuts over them.
This particular engine we’re looking at has four strokes: the intake, the compression, the combustion (or power), and the exhaust. Smarter Every Day visited the guys of 805 Road King and their see through engine to show us exactly what’s going on in an engine when we fire it up and it’s pretty fascinating stuff.
Just a few months ago it seemed like the straight-six engine was all but dead. Abandoned by the Germans and Japanese for stuff like, well, a V6 engine. Jaguar and Mercedes are saving the straight-six this year, so now is a perfect time to go over the all of the differences between six-cylinder engines.
You might think there’s nothing refined about gasoline being pumped into your car’s engine to create big, loud, hot explosions. But one look at those gorgeous explosions and you might think these dirty gas engines are a bit more sophisticated than you gave them credit for.
It’s a stereotype that’s been beaten to a bloody death, but I can’t deny what my nationality calls for: a V8 engine. And the eight-cylinder marvels were conspicuously absent from the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines list.
The Volkswagen Golf R400 is dead, though it was still officially ambiguous as to whether or not it’s 395-horsepower, 2.0-liter motor would live on in something else. But now it’s official. That’s dead too.
If you can find the time to spare to go an hour from Tokyo into a sleepy industrial part of Yokohama near Shin-Koyasu station, you will find the original factory of Nissan Motors. Inside are a plethora of Nissan engines, and a very friendly curator who will walk you through the automaker’s history.
Bentley’s 6.75-liter V8, also known as the “6 3/4 Litre“ because old England doesn’t use decimals, is one of the most famous engines in all the world of cars. It’s been in production in some form since 1959, and it has enough torque to pull the entire crust off of the Earth. And now Bentley’s CEO says its days are…
JLR’s new 3.0 straight-six will be available in both petrol and diesel form, with a power output ranging from 275 to 500+ horsepower, making the supercharged V6 a thing of the past.
The biggest 3-cylinder diesel ever made was made for the Alfa Romeo 33 in 1986, and for all the wrong reasons.
So, I had a weird idea. And, like with pretty much every weird idea I have that’s not too obscene and sort of automotive-related, I’m sharing it with you: what if I drew four-stroke car engines using only four strokes? Well, we needn’t wonder any more, because I tried it.
Every DIY mechanic knows turning wrenches usually isn’t the worst thing about working on a car. It’s the years of grime, rusty bolts and tight squeezes that bring out your blood. Take all that away and building an engine is just like playing with a cold Lego set!
Once the damage is done, you shouldn’t try to force it turn over, that’s for sure. Instead, here’s Hot Rod Garage showing you how to find out what went wrong under those valve covers.
Everyone knows that rubber likes to stick to more rubber, and a brand new circuit like the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is going to be slippery fun until some rubber gets laid down on the surface. What’s less obvious is the Mexican Grand Prix’s altitude — and what that means for Formula One’s turbo engines.
Every truly crappy day begins with a car that won’t start. We’ve seen it in the movies, we’ve read it in books, and that’s just how it is. So here are some simple steps you can take to nip that crappy day in the bud. Let’s figure out why the heck your car won’t run!
Here’s the Hammel Red Giant Car Shredder tasting a few engine block appetizers before the beast machine moves on to swallowing whole cars. It’s fun seeing the direct view of the evil Transformer-sized machine at work, the teeth just roll together and grind away at any and every thing that gets thrown in.
Sometimes it can be tempting to go for the larger or more powerful power-plants car manufacturers offer, but why do that when you have these ten great motors?