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Why the Honda Civic Type R doesn't have torque steer

Why doesn't the Honda Civic Type R have (much) torque steer?

The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive little beastie. In fact, if you missed it, we named Honda's hot hatch the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018. We lauded its handling capabilities, and a major part of the magic is how Honda managed to basically eliminate torque steer in a 306-horsepower... read more

November 13, 2017 by
 
Why engines lose power over time

10 reasons why engines lose power over time

Ever driven a brand new car and then the same model but one with much higher mileage? They don't often feel the same. In fact, the older car might even feel like it has less... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Dodge Demon vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Why is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk faster than the Dodge Demon?

Dodge has unleashed a mighty machine upon the world. It's not the 707-horsepower Challenger or Charger SRT Hellcat siblings, but rather the more powerful Challenger SRT Demon... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
Wyatt Knox explains how to setup your suspension

Here's how you set up your racecar's suspension

A racecar is never just a set it and forget it type of machine. Each circuit determines the sort of setup a driver and a car might prefer, as it might have a tight, corner... read more October 21, 2017 by


 
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... read more October 18, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained walks us through self-healing paint protection

How protective car film works

Most people aren't willing to grab a brass brush and drag it across a body panel on their fresh, clean car. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to do just that to... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
What is a Hot V turbo engine?

What is a "hot inside V" turbo engine?

Have you ever heard of a "hot inside V"? It's not a sandwich. Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here for a quick lesson on this en vouge turbocharging... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Stripping the paint from a car is a gruesome process

Watch how the professionals strip paint from a car

A car in need of a complete rework of its paint will typically need its existing paint to be removed. If you want the job done right then you'll have to start from the... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
Can a bad video gamer beat a pro driver?

Can a bad video gamer beat a professional driver?

Jason Fenkse knows a thing or two about explaining the engineering of any given subject. He's managed to parlay that knowledge into a successful YouTube series in which he... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
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


 
Fuel pump

Who gets what from the price at the pump?

Fuel-pump producer breaks down who gets what from a gallon of gasoline Once you’ve calmed down and stopped cussing about the price you pay at the pump when you refill... read more September 30, 2017 by


 
Here's a time-lapse teardown of a Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

Watch an incredible time-lapse teardown of a Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

Apparently, Peter Gabriel is getting into the wrenching game. At least that's what this video has us reminiscing about. Gabriel, for those youngsters among us, is the... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's suspension works

How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's pushrod suspension works

Mercedes-AMG revealed its highly anticipated Project One hypercar at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, and while much of the conversation has surrounded the fact it boasts more... read more September 29, 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


 
 

 
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