Engines

 
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 though, you want to save a few bucks and that's when you turn to a dropout engine. A dropout isn't an engine that left automotive... read more

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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


 
2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Extra Warranty For 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Owners

If you own a brand new Porsche 911 GT3, you're probably not enjoying it that much right now. Mainly because it's parked immobile, probably at a Porsche dealership somewhere... read more April 14, 2014 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL400

Mercedes-Benz SL400 With Twin-Turbo V-6 Launches Overseas

The entry-level SL-Class in the U.S. is the V-8-powered SL550, but overseas Mercedes-Benz offers a six-cylinder model, the SL350, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and even... read more April 7, 2014 by


 
BMW i8 gauge cluster

BMW i8 Sounds Far More Interesting Than We Expected: Video

BMW seems to be in love with the idea of adding fake sound generators to their vehicles these days. That's a shame since the engines can sound quite exciting on their own... read more March 25, 2014 by


 
Bentley W-12 engine

Bentley Becomes VW Group’s Center Of Excellence For W-12 Engines

At the end of this year, Bentley will become the center of excellence for all W-12 engines in the Volkswagen Group, meaning not only production of current units but future... read more March 20, 2014 by


 
2013 Audi RS4 Avant

Next Audi RS 4 To Downsize To A Turbo V-6: Report

Audi looks set to follow its rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz by downsizing to a force-fed engine for the next generation of its RS 4. The current model is powered by a... read more March 18, 2014 by


 
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Daimler Not Looking To Take Over Aston Martin

Contrary to a welter of reports circulating around the automotive universe, Daimler is not looking to take its current partnership with Aston Martin to a full buyout. Various... read more March 17, 2014 by


 
2014 Audi R8 first drive

Next Audi R8 May Offer Downsized Turbo Engine

With Lamborghini’s new Huracán out in the open, attention now turns to its Volkswagen Group platform-mate, the next-generation Audi R8. Expected to launch in... read more March 7, 2014 by


 
12-Rotor Rotary Engine

12-Rotor Rotary Engine Potentially Capable Of Space/Time Manipulation: Video

In the race to produce as much power as possible from an engine, it seems that the average builder turns to anything from the GM stable of powerplants. LS this, and big block... read more February 25, 2014 by


 
2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy To Receive New Six-Cylinder And Turbo Four: Report

Subaru has just unveiled a redesigned Legacy sedan, which will hit showrooms this summer as a 2015 model. The car is being launched with two engine options, a 2.5-liter... read more February 13, 2014 by


 
2014 Volvo V8 Supercars race car engine

Hear Volvo's New V8 Supercars Engine Roar: Video

Formula One may be downsizing to turbocharged V-6 engines this year, but it’s good to see there are still some motorsport categories where a good ol’ V-8 remains... read more February 10, 2014 by


 
 

 
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