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Porsche active rear aero diffuser

Porsche patents active rear diffuser

While the horsepower wars continue, automakers are searching elsewhere to see where precious time can be shaved off of a hot lap. Porsche, in particular, is looking to redefine the rear diffuser. New patents published on April 27, 2017, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office show a rear... read more

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Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo seeks human passengers to beta test its self-driving minivan

As technology companies and automakers race to be the first to introduce a mass-market driverless vehicle, Waymo is taking a significant step toward an autonomous future... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Audi A8 to be first with ‘Level 3’ self-driving capability, but regulations holding back tech

Last year’s death of driver in a Tesla Model S that crashed while in Autopilot mode is a strong reminder that self-driving technology is still in its infancy. That... read more April 25, 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


 
Porsche 911 RWD vs AWD

Buying a Porsche 911: rear- or all-wheel drive?

You've decided to lay out the cash for a brand-new Porsche 911. There's an ocean of options ahead of you. Colors and materials. Packages and sub models. However, perhaps you... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota Project Portal imagines a fuel cell-powered semi truck future

Tesla may have garnered buzz surrounding the announcement it will reveal a semi truck in September, but Toyota this week showed how it imagines revolutionizing the trucking... read more April 22, 2017 by


 
Lamborghini Hurcan Performante

How the Lamborghini Huracán Performante's Active Aerodynamics system works

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante made waves earlier this year when it laid claim to a new Nürburgring lap record. That feat was largely made possible by the... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
Holley carburetor rebuild

Watch a Holley carburetor rebuild in 3 minutes

Time-lapse magic returns from Hagerty—the number one insurer of classic cars—this time involving the teardown of a Holley carburetor. Before the days of fuel... read more April 16, 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


 
How the SLS became the GT

How the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG evolved into the Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes' AMG arm is attacking just about every vehicle in the German automaker's lineup, giving the brand's luxury vehicles various levels of performance with a series of 63... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Ford autonomous car development

New York approves self-driving car tests on public roads

Long an avid opponent of driverless cars, thanks to its law requiring drivers to keep one hand on the steering wheel at all times, the state of New York has approved the... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will automatically brake for bends and intersections

Self-driving capability is becoming a key selling point for luxury cars, and engineers are slowly, yet steadfastly improving the technology to the point where, perhaps some... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8’s multi-material spaceframe

Audi provides look at new A8’s lightweight, multi-material construction

Audi is intensifying its mixed material usage for its next-generation A8. Like rival BMW and its carbon core construction, Audi is out to prove it’s come up with the... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they’re staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
 

 
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