Mercedes-Benz F1 engine efficiency

Mercedes created the world's most efficient racing engine

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... read more

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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... read more August 11, 2017 by

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... read more August 30, 2016 by

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... read more March 25, 2016 by

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

Porsche Shows Off 919 Hybrid's V-4 Engine For First Time

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... read more February 19, 2016 by

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... read more February 12, 2016 by

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... read more February 8, 2016 by

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... read more January 25, 2016 by

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... read more January 21, 2016 by

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... read more January 12, 2016 by

Mercedes-AMG engine production

Mercedes-AMG To Start New Engine Production Line To Meet Demand

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... read more November 19, 2015 by

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... read more November 10, 2015 by

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... read more November 6, 2015 by

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... read more November 3, 2015 by

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... read more October 27, 2015 by

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... read more October 23, 2015 by


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