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Dodge Viper ACR breaks 13 lap records at various tracks

The science behind the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

When Dodge brought its Viper ACR to the production car party back in 2015, the automaker also brought a long a sheet filled with brand new track records. The ACR broke production-car lap records at 13 different tracks. These weren't rinky-dink little local circuits that you've never heard of... read more

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Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

Opel previews new Insignia Grand Sport’s chassis technology

Opel is working on a new generation of its Insignia mid-size sedan, a version of which will eventually make it into Buick showrooms as the 2018 Regal and into Holden... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Peter Mertens

Audi hires former Volvo exec as new R&D chief

Audi has named former Volvo executive Peter Mertens as its new R&D chief. Mertens is one of the first from outside the company to be given a top role at the Volkswagen... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Volvo Slippery Road Alert

Volvo 90 series cars receive tech, safety updates

Volvo is rolling out some updates on its 90 series cars which for the 2017 model year include the S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90. (A V90 joins the lineup for 2018.) The... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla demonstrates what its self-driving cars ‘see’

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] has released a video that provides insight into what its self-driving cars view the world like. In the demonstration, a person is behind the wheel, though... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the best suspension setup

Should my car have stiff or soft springs?

Ride comfort and performance. Creating a suspension system that serves both of those masters successfully is a challenging task. All sorts of technology can help, from air... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Qoros 3 equipped with pre-production Qamfree camless engine, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

1.6-liter ‘camless’ engine delivers 230 hp in Qoros 3

The “camless” engine developed by Koenigsegg sister company FreeValve edged closer to production on Friday with Qoros’ unveiling of a working prototype at... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained explores the best mod for making your car faster

What is the best mod for faster lap times?

Modifying you car can get expensive very quickly. Still, you want to take it to the track and any method of eeking out a quicker lap time is one at which you're going to... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Multimatic had to invent the shocks for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 promises to be one heck of an off-roader, and one of the main reasons is the truck’s unique shock absorbers. To achieve the desired... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about tire width and grip

This is why wider tires equals more grip

Drag. Friction. Weight distribution and load. These are things you need to consider when you begin to think about how tires work. Yes, those four bits of rubber are your only... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Harman and Samsung

Samsung to buy Harman in $8B deal

Samsung is making a major push into the in-car electronics game with the acquisition of Harman [NYSE:HAR] in a deal worth $8 billion. The Korean electronics giant will pay... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing for system bridging Abu Dhabi and Dubai

This is what the first Hyperloop might be like

Hyperloop One, one of two leading firms attempting to develop a working Hyperloop high-speed transport system first proposed by Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk in 2013, has... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained visits TE Connectivity

Developing parts for road cars vs. race cars

Road cars and race cars are very different. The cars we buy for every day driving are much heavier, due in part to safety and emissions equipment. Race cars shed every ounce... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

Opel teases new Insignia Grand Sport’s matrix LED headlights

The Opel Insignia will be redesigned in 2017, with the new model to also serve as a replacement for the existing Buick Regal and Holden Commodore in General Motors... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on Mercedes' Active Body Control

How Mercedes' Active Body Control works

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are notorious for their smooth ride quality. Bumps and ruts just don't bother passengers in Mercedes vehicles like they do in other cars. How does... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla to start charging for supercharging

Remember when Tesla promised use of its Supercharger network to Model S owners for life? Psych! Gotcha. Just kidding. The Silicon Valley automaker announced today that Teslas... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
 

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