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  • Lamborghini engines on Jay Leno's Garage

    The latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about the physical cars, but rather the heart and soul of a brand. Jay welcomes on Andrew Romanowski, president of the Lamborghini Club of America, who shows off two engines from the Italian firm's history. The first is a 3.5-liter V-12, the first Lamborghini engine. Normally, it sits under the hood of a 350 GT. Romanowski says he's in the process of restoring the car, but the engine is ready to roll. For the show, Romanowski threw it on a cart modeled after one used by Lamborghini at a 1960s auto show to display it and fire up. As the story goes...

  • Toyota Supra engine deep dive, Engineering Explained
    2020 Toyota Supra engine deep dive: This isn't a 2JZ

    As we're all well aware of by now, the 2020 Toyota Supra uses a lot of BMW engineering and components. One of the main elements borrowed from BMW is the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine. Engineering guru and explainer extraordinaire Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained dedicated an entire...

  • LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 crate engine
    Experts predict 2018 to be peak year for internal-combustion engine sales

    We may have lived through the peak year of car sales with internal-combustion engines (ICE) in 2018. Experts and analysts from several firms believe sales of ICE-powered cars will only shrink from here on out. The analysis comes from a Financial Times (subscription required) report on Sunday, Dec...

  • FCA US LLC logo
    FCA planning turbocharged inline-6 to replace Pentastar V-6?

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could say so-long to the V-6 engine and usher in a new inline-6 engine instead. On Tuesday, Allpar, a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enthusiast website, reported on the possible straight-6 engine in development at FCA, noting that it would eventually find its way under the...

  • Camcon Automotive has created an electronic engine valve system
    Fully digital valves could change the future of the combustion engine

    The hunt for efficient engine valve technology can be a never-ending journey into cam timing, various combustion cycles, and lift and duration adjustments. For that reason, some companies believe cam-less is the future vision of engine efficiency. A British outfit by the name of Camcon Automotive...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via Tom Poeschel
    Reports: these engines will power the 2020 Ford Explorer

    Ford is busy readying a new version of the Explorer for the 2020 model year. We already know that the police version will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. We also know that a Sporty ST version is in the works. Now, after a bit of information has leaked out on the Internet, we also know which...

  • Mercedes-Benz F1 engine efficiency

    Mercedes-Benz dominated Formula One in 2017, and part of its success was no doubt due to its latest F1 powertrain. The big news surrounding the engine is the fact it achieves a 50-percent thermal efficiency. What's so special about that? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us. Thermal efficiency is the percentage of the energy content of gasoline that's actually provided as torque to the transmission. Racing engines must extract as much useful work as possible during the combustion process, to conserve their fuel supply and require fewer pit stops. Most road cars hover...

  • 2019 Volvo XC40, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Volvo says it's done developing gas-powered engines

    The current portfolio of Volvo engines will be its last. The Swedish luxury brand confirmed it's finished with gasoline-powered engines as it paves the way for a fully electric future. At the Volvo V60's reveal, the brand's CEO Håkan Samuelsson and other executives told Road & Track, in a...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS by Hennessey Performance
    Ford acknowledges Focus RS coolant consumption issue

    After many horror stories from owners, Ford admitted early production units of the Focus RS model's 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine suffer from a coolant consumption problem. The issue produces misfires and white smoke before the engine reaches its optimal operating temperature. Autocar...

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3
    Porsche offers lengthy engine warranty for some GT3 owners

    Let's flash back to the year 2014. Porsche had introduced its all-new 991-generation 911 GT3 the year prior, and now the car was making its way into the hands of excited owners. Their passion for the car was fiery. The problem was that the car could become fiery as well. When the 991.1 GT3 first...

  • Audi celebrates 40 years of five cylinders
    Audi looks back at 40 years of 5-cylinder engines

    Audi is celebrating a milestone. The company has been cranking out 5-cylinder engines for the last 40 years. Now the automaker is eager to look back and revisit the four-ringed history filled with five screaming cylinders. I can't blame them as it's been a pretty wonderful period of time filled...

  • 2017 Nissan GT-R, 2016 New York Auto Show
    Nissan details how its GT-R engine is built: Video

    The divide between mass production and hand crafting has reached the world of mainstream car brands, albeit only for a few select models. One of these is Nissan's GT-R. Earlier this week at the New York Auto Show, Nissan took the wraps off of an updated version of the R35-series GT-R, which in...

  • Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s V-4 engine

    In only its second year of competition, Porsche’s 919 Hybrid LMP1-spec race car not only took home top honors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans but also the title in the World Endurance Championship. This year will see the 919 Hybrid enter its third year of competition and this time it’s about defending the titles. This week, Porsche for the first time ever showed off the innovative V-4 engine at the heart of its 919 Hybrid. The engine displaces just 2.0 liters and features a 90-degree configuration for compactness. A turbocharging system helps the engine develop in excess of 500...

  • Scuderia Ferrari’s headquarters
    Ferrari Fires Up 2016 Formula One Power Unit: Video

    There hasn’t been a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] world champion in Formula One since 2007, when Kimi Räikkönen took top honors. The Finn will be with the Italian team in 2016, and by his side will be German driver Sebastian Vettel. ALSO SEE: 1957 Ferrari 335 S Sells For $36M--The Second...

  • GM Powertrain Performance and Racing Center located in Pontiac, Michigan
    GM Opens New Hub For Performance Engine Development

    You may recall that about three years ago, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it was consolidating a number of its powertrain development centers into its main GM Global Powertrain campus located in Pontiac, Michigan. The consolidation is now largely complete and as part of the process GM...

  • 2016 Cadillac CT6
    Cadillac CT6 To Get A V-8, But Don't Expect A V-Series Model

    Cadillac has a new line-topping model in the CT6. It's sized like a BMW 7-Series, but doesn't offer V-8 or V-12 power like the 7-Series and other large German sedans. It's also much lighter than those cars, which might lead you to believe that a V-Series model would be a natural next step. Like me...

  • Miniature Paper V8 Engine
    Tiny Working V-8 Engine Crafted From... Paper: Video

    Building an engine is a great way to get in tune with a vehicle. To really dig in and understand its guts. You learn what makes it tick, and what makes it go. Building a scale version of an engine is typically fairly difficult when compared to the real thing because the parts are so much smaller...

  • Teaser for new Aston Martin twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12
    Aston Martin Teases Twin-Turbo 5.2-Liter V-12: Video

    It looks like Aston Martin is about to seriously raise the stakes in the battle against rivals Porsche and Ferrari [NYSE:RACE]. The automaker this week released a teaser video cinfirming a new twin-turbocharged V-12 will be made available this year, with the engine to almost certainly be fitted...

  • Mercedes-AMG engine production

    Strong demand for its high-performance cars has forced Mercedes-AMG to open up a new production line for engines. Currently, the official Mercedes-Benz tuner produces all of its V-8 and V-12 engines at its main facility in Affalterbach, Germany, but from February 2016 all V-12s will be built at a second facility owned by Daimler in nearby Mannheim. Mercedes-AMG’s four-cylinder engines are sourced from a plant in the German city of Kölleda. ALSO SEE: 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Gets Svelte New Look, Nine-Speed Gearbox: Video With V-12 production moved to the new site, Mercedes-AMG will be...

  • Toyota S-FR concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Turbocharged 1.2-Liter Four To Power Baby Toyota Sports Car: Report

    Toyota recently introduced a turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine in versions of the Scion iM hatchback sold overseas. The engine, which features an undersquare design, also comes with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing to help maximize output while minimizing fuel consumption...

  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS, 2015 SEMA show
    650-HP Corvette Z06 V-8 Available As Crate Engine, Previewed In 1970 Camaro: Video

    One of the coolest cars at this week’s 2015 SEMA show was a custom 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS. Built by Chevrolet Performance, the classic muscle car was fitted with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 just like the one in the latest-generation Corvette Z06. But this engine wasn’t lifted out...

  • Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mazda’s New Rotary To Arrive With Turbocharging, Not Electrification: Report

    At the recent 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda rolled out a stunning sports car concept powered by a rotary engine said to be more fuel efficient than any previous rotary design. Unfortunately, no technical details were revealed for the engine, which has adopted Mazda’s SkyActiv moniker for...

  • Teaser for new Mazda sports car concept debuting at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mazda Confirms Development Of New Rotary, Will Preview It In Tokyo Concept

    Mazda has been hinting at a new rotary for pretty much the last decade yet it seems that we’re still no closer to seeing the unique, Wankel-designed engine fitted to one of the automaker’s cars. The last rotary-powered Mazda was the RX-8, which bowed out of production back in 2012...

  • 2016 Volvo V60
    Volvo Adding Drive-E Four-Cylinder Engines To More S60 And V60 Models

    Volvo is overhauling its engine lineup for the S60 and V60 model lines overseas and the changes hint at what’s in store for the cars here in the United States. Currently, the 60-series cars equipped with the Swedish automaker’s fuel-efficient Drive-E four-cylinder engines come with...

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