The Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar has always been a lovely car with a profoundly dumb name, but I often like to fantasize about which other cars would be improved by its 6.3-liter hybrid V12 engine. Would it fit under the hood of a Porsche 924? That’s worth finding out, because a LaFerrari engine with just 20 miles on…
There are often, sadly, engines that have too little horsepower. There are often, disconcertingly, engines with too much horsepower. Through extensive and vigorous testing as an Automotive Journalist, I have determined the correct amount of horsepower.
Audi ur-Quattro. Lancia 037. Fiat Abarth 131. And a whole lot more. Just sit there and bask in the BLAPLIPLAPLAPBLAPLIDDYBLAP WAAAAAAAAAHHHH for the next five minutes.
At this time of year you may find yourself hunting for some new or gently used car deals. And if you are reading this website, you more than likely would prefer your car to be fun. Here is a tip: buy a performance car with a naturally aspirated engine.
Formula One’s excessive grid penalties are widely loathed by fans, as they’re confusing to follow. The FIA World Motor Sport Council simplified those penalty rules today, reports Autosport. Problem is, this fix doesn’t address why penalties get so out of control, and even more teams will likely face grid penalties in…
Lavon Miller, the owner of Plain City, Ohio’s Firepunk Diesel, has been building and testing engines for years now, but he never had one blow up on him like this six-cylinder diesel did on Thursday, which he got up to 2,200 horsepower before things went south. He’s still investigating exactly what went wrong.
Engines! Some – too big. Others – quite small. Whatcha need, my friend, is the Good Engine. The Goldilocks Engine. But how do you know which engine is just the right amount of engine? I have figured it out, and now I share my simple formula with you.
The deepest joy of the world of hot rodding, at least to me, is all of the weird old hot rodder’s tricks that seem too strange, too goofy to be true. It is with this in mind that I present the salad bowl that makes more power.
The worst thing about Formula One right now is its policy on grid penalties for using extra engine components in a season. The solution isn’t to make the problem worse by dropping the number of allowed engines per season from four to three, but the BBC reports that F1 is still considering it anyway, despite the fact…
The Porsche 911 flat-six is an iconic engine. This rear-mounted engine is the heart of probably the most talked about and praised sports car of all time. Let’s watch it get dissected!
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover has a new 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 engine using a “B-Cycle” combustion method, a variation of the Miller Cycle named after VW’s own powertrain engineer Ralf Budack. Here’s how it works.
Who’s going to provide Red Bull with Formula One engines when Renault drops the team after 2018? We don’t know! But Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner is willing to say who it won’t be, or so he says. Either way, this is the worst game of 20 Questions I’ve ever seen.
For the past three years, Honda has been like the scumbag boyfriend of Formula One. Oooooooh, girllllllll. You’re still with him? He always promises to do so much, but like, never does it. I can’t believe you haven’t kicked his lazy butt to the curb yet! Good news, everyone: McLaren finally announced their split from…
McLaren’s drama with finding a quality Formula One engine partner may just be enough to convince them to make their own engine if the price is right, reports Motorsport.com. While they’re hoping to switch from their dud Honda engines to Renault units in the meantime, new F1 regulations are coming in 2021, and who…
What would you call a set of new 1.2- and 1.5-liter economy car engines? Pipsqueak? Whiskers? Nah. Ford went with Dragon. Very Game of Thrones, no?
I usually get the same answer whenever I bring it up: “No, you can’t make your own engine. The castings are too complicated. How will you actually pour your own block? Do you have foundry in your mom’s basement? It’s too expensive to machine one from scratch. You don’t know what you’re doing!”
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.