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  • How the BMW M4 GTS water injection system works

    The BMW M4 GTS is one of few production cars to use a water injection system. The M4 GTS sprays water into the intake manifold to cool down air for its engine. How in the world does water help make more horsepower? That's the question Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained answers in this episode. First, a quick overview of the air intake system for the 3.0-liter turbo-6 engine. The M4 GTS takes in air and it passes through the air filter into the turbo's compressor where it's heated. The air then makes its way to an air-to-water intercooler where the compressed air cools down, and then into...

  • Lamborghini engines on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno's Garage: Engines are the heart and soul of Lamborghinis

    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...

  • Porsche 356 cars were produced at Recaro-predecessor Stuttgarter Karosseriewerk Reutter & Co. GmbH,
    Roots of Recaro: Car seat company traces to original Porsches

    Just when you think you know something about automotive history, something comes in over the transom that makes you realize you don’t know as much as you think. Today’s example: A news release from Recaro Automotive Seating celebrating its 70-year history as a supplier to Porsche. OK...

  • Repairing curbed wheels
    Take a look at how professionals repair curb rash and scuffed wheels

    Curbed wheels look terrible and tell the world that parallel parking may not be one of the merit badges on our sashes. Thankfully, there are professionals who can take care of curb-rash scars. Detailer AMMO visited Proformance Industries to understand how the pros repair a curbed wheel the right...

  • 1973 Porsche 917/30 Spyder race car
    Meet the top 5 most expensive Porsches ever sold

    Owning a classic or rare Porsche is a sure-fire way these days to make a lot of cash, really quickly. Today, we'll take a look at the five most expensive Porsche vehicles ever sold, courtesy of Porsche's "Top 5" series on YouTube. The list isn't based on cars sold at the MSRP, but rather what a car...

  • Inside a Formula 1 car transmission
    Find out how an F1 car's gearbox works

    For those who dream of tearing apart race cars, but may not ever have the chance, we have the video for you. YouTuber Driver61 published a video last week that shows the teardown process of a Formula 1 car's gearbox, and what's inside to make the race car tick. Specifically, this is a transmission...

  • 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang

    Also-rans and wannabes would come and go, and some remain today, including the Chevrolet Camaro. But the Ford Mustang is the original pony car—a car that would define an entire segment in the years to come. The story began with Lee Iacocca, who championed a new kind of personal-luxury car that had defined goals: seating for four with front bucket seats, a floor-mounted shifter, a weight of less than 2,500 pounds, a length no longer than 180 inches, a sale price of less than $2,500, and multiple power and luxury options. The Mustang became reality with a small batch of cars enthusiasts...

  • Oil cap
    Here's the right way to pour oil

    Watching oil spill out over the valve cover is never a good time. Why do we often have a mess to clean up when doing an oil change? There's actually a right and wrong way to pour oil, believe it or not. A video from FCP Euro, a company that specializes in European car parts, explains why the way...

  • Marty's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 100 Cars That Matter

    Small roadsters were a dying breed in the 1980s. A decade earlier, tiny British and Italian sports cars darted across Europe and America, but by 1989, most were history. It was up to the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata to rekindle their spirit. Mazda took a decades-old concept and smartly updated it with the...

  • 195 Morris Mini Minor on Jay Leno's Garage
    1965 Morris Mini Minor scoots into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno's Garage took a step back into the swinging 1960s in its latest episode with a 1965 Morris Mini Minor that's been with its current owner for more than four decades. Steve Nelson purchased the car from what he believes is the original owner when he was 17 years old. He had a fascination...

  • Shelby Cobra 427 is up for sale
    Shelby AC Cobra: 100 Cars That Matter

    Carroll Shelby raised a family and chickens, and nursed a leaky heart valve in Texas in the 1950s. He also raced cars and his body bore all the signs, scarred skin and busted bones. From those humble beginnings 36-year-old Shelby was already well on his way to becoming a globally known automotive...

  • Porsche 959 S
    Porsche counts down its top 5 fastest street-legal cars

    Porsche knows a thing or two about building sports cars, but the brand's "Top 5" series returns with an episode dedicated to the fastest among the marque's historic portfolio. The fifth spot goes to a bread-and-butter Porsche model, the current 911 Turbo S. With a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-6...

  • 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster

    In the late 1980s, post-K-car Chrysler was desperate for attention. The good fortune of the decade had begun to dwindle and the automaker knew it needed something big to turn the limelight back on its aging products. Enter the Dodge Viper. Chrysler made more than a splash in 1989 when the Viper concept debuted at the North American International Auto Show that year. The brainchild of former Chrysler executive Bob Lutz, the Viper spared nothing to reincarnate the magic of another American sports car icon: the Shelby Cobra. Lutz campaigned to build the modern-day hot rod, and as usual, he...

  • The Porsche White Collection
    The Porsche White Collection is heavenly motoring bliss

    This might be the afterlife for Porsche enthusiasts. It's called The White Collection. Location? Unknown. The collection owner? Also unknown. All we know is the white walls and pristine white floors house a collection of low-mileage Porsche sports cars and supercars all finished in, you guessed it...

  • Performance air filter claim test
    Do performance air filters actually work?

    Air filters are one of the easiest and quickest components to swap out for an aftermarket part, and plenty of companies claim their design will increase horsepower, torque, and improve acceleration. Do they? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to answer that question. For the test, he...

  • 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    1990 Chevy Corvette ZR-1, the "Corvette From Hell": 100 Cars That Matter

    They called it “King of the Hill”—and when it emerged in 1990, the Chevy Corvette ZR-1 would forever reformat what drivers thought about GM’s ever-evolving sports car. In the 1950s, the Chevy Corvette staked out a new performance frontier for General Motors. In the 1960s...

  • 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...

  • Subaru WRX STI S209 Engineering Explained
    Here's how Subaru made its most powerful engine ever

    After years of Subaru treating the world to special, more-powerful WRX STI models, the Japanese automaker finally delivered one to the U.S. The Subaru WRX STI S209 debuted in January at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the company's most potent production engine so...

  • Bugatti EB110 at Jay Leno's Garage

    Since it acquired Bugatti in the late 1990s, Volkswagen Group has done an impressive job of returning the French brand to the pinnacle of performance and luxury in the car world. However, VW's wasn't the first attempt at returning Bugatti to its glory days of the 1920s and '30s. You see, long before there was the Veyron, there was the EB110. It was built during the 1990s when Bugatti was under the stewardship of Italian Romano Artioli, an industrialist who revived the brand which had previously been dormant since 1952. He's also the guy behind the Lotus Elise, but that's another story. At...

  • Jay Leno at Nissan Heritage Collection
    Jay Leno digs into the Nissan Heritage Collection

    Jay Leno's Garage went on the road for its latest episode, which took the comedian and car guru to the Nissan Heritage Collection. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the collection is home to some of the oldest and most special Nissans and Datsuns on the planet. But Leno doesn't dedicate the episode to...

  • 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo tartan fabric
    Porsche counts down its top 5 fanciest seat patterns

    The saying, "they don't make 'em like they used to" certainly applies here. In the latest installment of Porsche's "Top 5" series, the brand looked back on its five fanciest seat patterns put into production. Right away, the nostalgic feelings wash over us with the Porsche 928 S. The 1983 model...

  • Bugatti Chiron top speed run
    Owner takes Bugatti Chiron to its top speed

    While most owners of the Bugatti Chiron will never come close to the top speed potential of their cars, some are more than happy to push their cars to the limit. One owner recently did just that at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Merritt Island, Florida, a site with a 2.3-mile straight that...

  • 2002 Porsche Cayenne Cabrio prototype
    Dig into Porsche's top 5 secret prototypes

    Every automaker has experimented with concepts over the past decades, but most aren't too keen to show off what could have been. Porsche? Not so much. The brand has curated its top five secret prototypes for the latest in the ongoing "Top Five" YouTube series. As the title suggests, the latest...

  • 1950 Plymouth Suburban wagon on Jay Leno's Garage
    1950 Plymouth Suburban rolls into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno slowed things down this week with a 1950 Plymouth Suburban that visited his famous garage. The garage has played host to numerous sports cars and supercars throughout the year, and Leno said he decided to take things more casual with the station wagon, which was the first American wagon...

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