Cornzilla Returns! Switzer Blasts TX2K w/ Revised 2014 E900 PKG

Switzer Performance released the new-for-2014 E900 flex-fuel package for Nissan's R35 GTR earlier this month, and the new, more powerful E900 GTR got its first trial by fire at TX2K14 last weekend. » 3/29/14 1:49pm 3/29/14 1:49pm

How Can Ethanol Fly In America If It Negatively Affects Bacon?

I've stopped going to Subway and my quality of life has improved. It used to be convenient, but it was terrible. Nothing grew more irritating than standing in line with a bunch of exhausted looking people waiting for a sandwich assembled with such disinterest. And once you'd picked your bread, someone would ask me,… » 11/12/13 5:00pm 11/12/13 5:00pm

Is Ethanol Just A Well-Marketed Disaster?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/12/13 9:30am 11/12/13 9:30am

80 MPG 400 HP '87 Mustang X Prize Contestant Heading To SEMA

When Doug Pelmear and his notchback Ford Mustang nearly broke the internet with his claims of some magical engine tinkering returning 110 MPGe (80 MPG) — while making 400 HP — we were skeptical to say the least. That "MPGe" figure is there because the car runs on ethanol, so the extra "e" on the end signifies the energy… » 10/30/08 10:30am 10/30/08 10:30am

E85 Gas Pumps Pass 1,800 Mark, Still Can't Find One In Sarah Palin's…

A new report shows the number of E85 ethanol » 10/14/08 11:00am 10/14/08 11:00am pumps in the U.S. has grown nearly 28% in the past year, surpassing the 1,800 mark with 1,693 available for public use. The states with the most E85 pumps are, as you'd expect, in the corn belt, including Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri. Just don't expect to find them in…

Ethanol In Gasoline Reportedly Wreaking Havoc On Small Engines

If you've been having trouble with your small gasoline power equipment lately, MSNBC reports that you're not alone: Small-engine mechanics nationwide are seeing a spike in engine damage they claim is attributable to the increasing use of ethanol » 8/29/08 3:00pm 8/29/08 3:00pm in gasoline. We're not talking about E85 here either; apparently, it's…

SwiftFuel Is Just Like Fuel, Except Probably Full Of Crap

Today brought us news of a purported new solution to high gas prices: SwiftFuel. Currently intended as a replacement for leaded 100-octane aviation fuel, SwiftFuel claims to be ethanol-based, but somehow free from ethanol's negatives such as its lower energy density, incompatibility with gasoline, and propensity to… » 6/12/08 4:40pm 6/12/08 4:40pm