Engines

 
T1 Turbine concept race car

Race car concept has illegal turbine powertrain, aims to replace F1 race cars

Turbine-powered race cars were banned long ago by the racing community's sanctioning bodies, but that won't stop Keith Hylton and his dream to bring the Turbine T1 to life. Hylton, a California-based businessman with team ownership experience, calls his T1 Turbine concept race car a new-generation... read more

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Why don't pushrod engines have high redlines?

Why don't pushrod engines have high redlines?

Pushrod engines may not be high-tech by today's standards, but they soldier on and have benefits of their own. One downfall, however, is their ability to rev. Pushrod engines... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Why the Ford flathead V-8 engine died

Why Ford's flathead V-8 engine died

Ford's famed flathead V-8 was revolutionary when the automaker put the engine into production in 1932. It brought the V-8 to the mass market and ready power to hot rodders... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive

Infiniti's variable-compression engine: witchcraft explained

Infiniti introduced the world's first variable compression-ratio engine, a technology it claims to have been working on for two decades, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A... read more February 1, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter inline-6

Mercedes-Benz phasing out V-6 engines in favor of inline-6s

Mercedes-Benz V-6 engines are not long for this world, but it's not all bad news. Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes research and development, did confirm the brand will... read more January 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

Diesel Ford F-150 specs revealed: 250 hp, tows up to 11,400 pounds, on sale in spring

Favorable climates breed diversity in any species. Ford detailed this week its 2018 F-150 Power Stroke diesel engine, the first time a diesel has been offered in the... read more January 7, 2018 by


 
Subaru Viziv Performance concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Flat-lined? New Subaru WRX may ditch boxer engine

The next-generation Subaru WRX may skip one of its signature details when it's released in 2020, a report from Autocar suggested Monday. While all-wheel drive and... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
A Chevy crate engine that works in the crate

This Chevy LT-1 V-8 runs without the car

Ordering a crate engine for your project car build is sure to be an exciting experience. With so many top notch motor choices out there, it's hard to go wrong. Sometimes... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Katech 416 ci LS3-based V-8 short block.

Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially... read more October 17, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW M5

Current 4-cylinder engines aren't good enough for BMW M

The automotive industry at large may be working to downsize engines to extract greater fuel efficiency from cars, but not BMW's M division. Today's modern 4-cylinder engines... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
2020 Mazda 3 prototype

2020 Mazda 3 prototype first drive: can spark-less engines ignite our passions?

In late August, exactly six next-generation 2020 Mazda 3 hatchbacks existed anywhere in the world. Each was a hand-built prototype, riding on a next-generation chassis and... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
Mazda twin-turbo electric supercharged engine patent

Mazda patents engine with two turbos and an electric supercharger

We have to hand it to Mazda. Lately, the small Japanese automaker has punched well above its weight with the announcement it would bring a gasoline Homogenous Charge... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
Singer Williams Porsche flat-6 engine

Singer and Williams team up for 500-hp, 9,000-rpm Porsche 911 engine

Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering are clearly trying to coax us into making poor financial decisions because the duo have announced plans for one hell... read more August 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord sedan prototype, Honda Tochigi R&D Center, Japan, June 2017

2018 Honda Accord drops V-6 engine, gains turbocharged 4-cylinders

The Honda Accord has been one of the final holdouts in a sea of midsize sedans powered by 4-cylinder engines. It has held onto its V-6 engine for longer than anyone could... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
VW VR6 Engineering Explained

Why the Volkswagen VR6 engine is likely dying

The Volkswagen VR6 has been an incredible addition to the vast timeline of automotive engines. It saves space like an inline 4-cylinder, yet allows for increased power and... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Six-rotor race engine spits flames

This 6-Rotor Wankel Is The Soundtrack Of Hell

What’s better than two rotors? Four! And what’s better than four rotors? SIX! DON’T MISS: Mad Mike Details His 1,200-HP 4-Rotor Miata Engine Build: Video... read more February 10, 2015 by


 
 

 
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