You know what I hate about YouTube videos? You go on to try and learn about something, and so many of them utterly ruin the experience by playing some kind of obnoxious intro or loud music. Not these guys. Not this in-depth video of an engine block.
ATTENTION PORSCHE OWNERS—how dare you imagine for even a moment the precision engineering of a Porsche product was imperfect. Your complaints about brake squeal are invalid. You should know brake squeal is actually good. Since you do not, Porsche has prepared a video to educate you so that you stop calling.
For the past few years, I’ve held a dark secret: while my colleagues at Jalopnik scrambled to learn every detail they could get about the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, I already knew most everything. I just couldn’t say anything to them.
I’ll admit, I haven’t been all that interested in most recent Hondas, but every now and then something comes along to remind you of the amazing things Honda engineers are capable of. Whether it’s embarrassing GM, pushing the limits of air-cooling, or just being unexpected, Honda’s engineering can often be sublime.…
Mazda may be well on its way to introducing a new Mazda3 already, and reports indicate the new model may be bringing along an all-new, sparkless ignition gasoline engine with it.
It may be hard to believe, but most mechanical engineers designing your cars have no clue how to fix them. That’s because engineering and automotive repair are two very separate entities. Here’s the difference.
Imagine you’ve just been hired as a design engineer at a major automotive manufacturer. Your boss introduces himself and says “Hey, are you ready to design the most innovative, mind-blowing, original car you’ve ever seen?” Now stop imagining that, because your boss isn’t going to say that. Maybe Elon Musk says that to…
There’s a reason why I’m not even mad at this dude building the visually worst-running BMW I’ve ever laid eyes on. It actually has to be one of the most ambitious engine builds I’ve heard of. This dude put rotary valves in his ‘90s 328is.
The expression “balls to the wall” has far less to do with male anatomy and quite possibly far more to do with the mechanical engineering genius of the steam engine.
I have long been a fan of the old phrase in racing, if it looks fast, it’s fast. Wait no, that’s not exactly right.
I was recently researching electric power steering when I came across the most incredible book I’ve ever seen: the Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering. It’s 4,000 pages about the science of automotive design and engineering. I really want a copy, but I’d have to sell one of my cars to afford it.
Exponent is an engineering and consulting services corporation that, among other things, does its own crash testing. Some of those tests are rather mundane, and some of them involve making a pickup truck flip four times in a row. I can’t stop watching any of them.
Without a proper exhaust sound, many cars would lack the unique experience that they are known for. These are the ten best sounding highly-tuned exhausts.
Automakers are constantly pushing forward with different new safety technologies that are supposed to save our lives. Sometimes, they don’t catch on.
These ideas were obvious failures before they were even built, and yet, they were built anyways.
We uncovered the GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans prototype earlier today and you may be wondering, "Tons of cars have the engine in front of the driver, so what's the big deal?" Well, a quick survey of all the other Le Mans entrants in the past decade show that this is just not how things are done in the all-important LMP1…
We all have dreams. But those dreams generally don't involve reinventing the motorcycle with a fetishistic devotion to hydraulics. Ian Drysdale is the exception, and his two-wheel-drive, two-wheel-steer, hydraulically-driven Dryvtech 2x2x2 is proof you can build your dreams. And now you buy it.
General Electric aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel and comedian Baratunde Thurston take us through the process of how an aircraft works, boiled down to the easiest-to-understand terms: suck, squeeze, bang blow.
Sit down, listen, sleep on it, read the manual again — you still won't be qualified to mess with these ten monsters.