Hey, who feels like doing something mildly stupid, but audible enough so people around you can wonder what the hell is going on with you? You, that’s who? We’re going to conduct a little experiment here: I’m going to write out some things you can say with the people-mouth stuck above your chin that sound like engine…
A Russian YouTuber machined four pistons for his VAZ-2106's 1.6-liter inline-four engine, installed them, and tried to run the engine. It goes about as well as you might expect.
With rotary engines long out of production, the job of building and maintaining them has fallen to individual experts, like wizards of some kind of dark art. But there was a time when things were official, and this is what that factory assembly process looked like.
You’re a gearhead. You know to chuckle knowingly and condescendingly when some dumbass refers to the “V4" in their Honda Civic. You know your stuff. You know what a flat engine is, too. It’s an opposed-piston engine, right? Sometimes they’re called boxer engines, like what Porsche and Subaru use. Same thing, right?…
Almost every EV in production today has one thing in common—lithium ion batteries, from the Tesla Model 3 to the Nissan Leaf and Jaguar I-Pace. As the EV market gets more competitive, automakers have started benchmarking charge times to only 80 percent. Why don’t they advertise how long it takes to fully charge?
Toyota called it its “finest engine,” ambitious, technologically advanced and, from a modern perspective, impossibly strange. And yet few Americans ever knew it existed: the 1G, a 2.0-liter straight six that’s more interesting than you might imagine.
Yamaha is accountable for some of the greatest road car engines of all time, from the Lexus LFA’s screaming V10 to the Ford Taurus SHO’s snake’s nest V6. As for racing engines, things are a bit less rosy.
We live in exciting times: The new Nissan Altima is replacing its big 3.5-liter V6 for a 2.5-liter four, and it’s making up the difference not just with a turbo but also with a 2.0-liter variable compression engine.
Despite the onslaught of hybrid and electric vehicle announcements from automakers, they’re still busy squeezing as much efficiency out of internal combustion engines as possible. It’s Toyota’s turn to improve its engines, like tweaking its 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder in the 2018 Camry to be more powerful and…
The 1993 Cadillac Allante roadster debuted the 4.6-liter Northstar V8, otherwise known as the last exclusive Cadillac engine. Now, after 26 years, Cadillac gets its own V8 motor again, in the form of a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 on the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport, the company announced today. The engine will be a “hot vee,”
The original Audi R8 debuted with eight little diamonds arranged in a vee behind the driver. That singing 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 begat a bigger V10, and now it seems pretty clear that a new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 will slot into its place. I’m not cautiously optimistic. I am extremely pumped for this.
It’s sort of a glum Monday afternoon across the world, so let’s inject a little excitement into your day. Let’s play Guess That Engine! I have a good one for you here today, an engine I happened to encounter last week.
Direct injection motors are the new cool kids on the block and it’s becoming more an more common on newer cars. What is direct injection? Should I be afraid of it?
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.