Engineering Explained

 
How 4WD works

How 4WD works: 4Hi vs 4Lo vs 2Hi

A modern vehicle can do a number of things for its driver. It can regulate traction, keep your braking pressure from locking your stoppers up, and make sure your engine doesn't exceed a given rev limit. Heck, a modern car can keep you in your lane and stop you from hitting the car in front of you... read more

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Engineering Explained Lamborghini active aero

How the active aerodynamic system works on the Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante is the king of the Nürburgring. It currently holds the track's quickest lap time of 6:52.01, and it ousted the Porsche 918... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Are winter tires good in summer Engineering Explained

What happens when you run winter tires in the summer?

By this point, as we enter the middle of May, most drivers who use soft-compound winter tires have likely switched them out for a set of all-season rubber, or even some... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
How to fix a speedometer engineering explained

How to fix a misreading speedometer

It's a problem many may not know they're experiencing until flashing lights in the rearview mirror tell them otherwise. How do you know if your vehicle is reading an accurate... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
How do disconnecting sway bars work?

How disconnecting sway bars work

You off-roaders out there know all about disconnecting your own sway bars. You crave articulation, and you'll disconnect parts of your vehicle to get it. For those who don't... read more April 28, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained is testing their newly installed Honda S2000 rear differential

Can a gearing change make your car quicker?

If you change your car's gearing, can you make it quicker? The simple answer is yes. More aggressive gearing creates a quicker car but not a faster car. A gearing change will... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
S2000 Rear Differential Install

How to install a rear differential in a Honda S2000

Engineering Explained is back with a new video, this time on how to replace the rear differential in a Honda S2000. In this case, the swap stems from our host, Jason Fenske... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
How hot does an exhaust system get?

This is how hot your exhaust system can get

When your car is running, your exhaust system takes the hot waste gas from the engine and expels it out the series of tubes bolted to the underside of your vehicle. From your... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the reasons why you should buy good tires

Here’s why you shouldn’t skimp on tires

When you buy a new car, the odds are good that it's going to come with solid tires. If that new car you're buying is a sports car or performance-oriented model, then the odds... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
Engine with oil video

What happens when an engine runs without oil?

It’s one of those crazy thoughts which has really no way for the average person to go about solving: what happens if an engine runs without any oil flowing through it... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Engineering Explained returns to correctly answer why the Koenigsegg Regera doesn’t have a transmission. Bad math. It happens to the best of us, even our friend Jason... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
How to do a burnout

How to do a burnout with a manual transmission, and what it does to your tires

Right off the bat, we're going to enter Pedantic Mode. We're really talking more about a brake stand than a burnout here. Yes, there's a difference and it involves how much... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Koenigsegg Regera 1.0 Engineering Explained

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?

When the Koenigsegg Regera made its debut a little over two years ago, news that the hypercar would arrive without a transmission was a shock to many. No gears, no CVT... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained: How hot do brakes get?

Thermal camera shows how hot brake rotors get during use

It’s common knowledge brakes heat up during use, but how hot can they get? Simply put, pretty darn hot. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is back with another... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
The science behind Individual Throttle Bodies

The benefits of Individual Throttle Bodies vs. a single throttle body

Your average new car has a throttle body and an intake manifold. The engine sucks in air through the air filter before it passes through the open throttle body and into the... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Infrared view of a burnout with a Honda S2000

See how hot a burnout gets through a thermal camera

What's the best way to end the life of a set of tires? If you have the mind of a fully grown child, a good burnout is the way to go. We all know that you're going to heat up... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
 

 
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