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Will the Hennessey Venom F5 actually be capable of hitting 300 mph?

Will the Hennessey Venom F5 be capable of hitting 300 mph?

Hennessey Performance Engineering is making some rather bold claims. The Texas tuner recently revealed a new vehicle called the Venom F5. HPE says the Venom F5 will have 1,600 horsepower and be able to hit a top speed of 301 mph. We certainly believe Hennessey is capable of building a machine that... read more

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How the 2020 Tesla Roadster could do 0-60 mph

How can the new Tesla Roadster do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds?

The 2020 Tesla Roadster washed over the Internet last week with some pretty incredible technical specifications and performance claims. For example, CEO Elon Musk said the... read more November 24, 2017 by


 
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The science behind Rolls-Royce's oddball four-rotor diesel rotary engine

This is the strangest engine you've likely never heard about. Back in the late 1960s and early '70s, a number of automakers were experimenting with odd engine setups. Heck... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
Will you use less fuel during engine braking or simply by coasting?

What uses less gas: coasting or engine braking?

Getting the most of your vehicle, with regards to fuel economy, is to play a game of efficiency. You have to find the most efficient manner of driving in a given situation... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
How Koenigsegg destroyed the Bugatti Chiron

Here's how Koenigsegg destroyed Bugatti's 0-248-0 mph world record

The name of the game here is power-to-weight ratio. That's how you can have one car out perform another. As you climb to higher and higher speeds, you're going to need more... read more October 31, 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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
Is engine braking bad?

Is it a bad idea to engine brake with a manual transmission?

In a car with a manual gearbox, you can use that stick to your advantage in more ways than the simple act of shifting gears. If you want to slow down, instead of relying on... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
 

 
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