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Engineering Explained's Honda S2000 on the dyno

Why dyno numbers might not be something to boast about

Taking your car to a dyno is often a great way to produce bragging rights, especially after installing various aftermarket modifications. Following the results owners often swear by the figures, but variances in the equipment itself can lead to numerous results that skew the figures themselves... read more

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Will an electric car be first to 300 MPH?

Will an electric car be the first production car to hit 300 mph?

Times are changing, and sooner than later, electrified cars will become the norm across the automotive industry. With an electrified approach to powertrains, it does beg the... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Dodge Challenger Demon torque reserve and transbrake explained

How the transbrake and torque reserve work on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ushers in a couple of firsts for production cars, and today, we're here to take a look at two of them in greater detail. Both the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Can you tune electric cars for more power?

Can you tune electric cars for more power?

Our future will be filled with electric cars. It's where the world is moving, and the cars bringing us to this place are getting better and better everyday. Heck, the Tesla... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
The Ford Raptor has AWD and 4WD

Yes, the Ford Raptor has both 4WD and AWD

The Ford Raptor is an impressive beast. It's cozy on the road and a devil in the dirt. There really isn't another choice of vehicle if you're goal is to have a Baja-blasting... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
Is engine braking bad?

Is it a bad idea to engine brake with a manual transmission?

In a car with a manual gearbox, you can use that stick to your advantage in more ways than the simple act of shifting gears. If you want to slow down, instead of relying on... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
Could electric cars have a manual transmission?

Could electric cars use manual transmissions?

There's concern among many enthusiasts that the manual transmission is on its way out. This coincides with the notion that electric cars are the future and internal... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
What is powder coating?

What is powder coating?

You've heard the term before, but do you really know what powder coating is all about? It's not simply an airgun spraying a powdery substance that magically turns into a... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
Is it okay to skip gears with a manual transmission?

Is it OK to skip gears on a manual transmission?

For those who daily drive a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, it's likely a common practice. Rather than rowing through all five or six gears, drivers will skip... read more August 27, 2017 by


 
Mazda HCCI engine

Here's how Mazda's HCCI engine works

Mazda took the industry by storm when earlier this month it announced plans to introduce gasoline-powered Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines in 2019. HCCI... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Flat-4 engine and inline-4 engine comparison

What's the difference between flat-4 and inline-4 engines?

The 4-cylinder engine has become a standard across the automotive industry thanks to its compact size and efficiency. But, one variant of 4-cylinder engine doesn't rule... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
3D printed inline-4 engine

Learn how an inline-4 engine works

The inline-4 engine has become a standard powertrain across most automakers' vehicle lineups, due mostly to its small size and efficiency. But, have you ever wondered how... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
How the Dodge Challenger Demon uses a/c for more power

How the Dodge Demon uses its air conditioning to make more horsepower

While it may seem like blasphemy that an air conditioning unit can be used to actually increase horsepower, it's true. Dodge has implemented such a process to help the 2018... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
How to change brake pads and rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors--it’s not as hard as you think

No matter if you buy a new car, a pre-owned car, or lease a vehicle, maintenance is unavoidable. And at some point, the brakes will need to be replaced. Although many will... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
5 things you know if you want to turbocharge your car

5 ways to prepare your car for turbocharging

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is once again joined by his friend Charles from Humble Mechanic in this latest informative video which looks at forced induction... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstill

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown... read more July 23, 2017 by


 
 

 
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