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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, that happens all the time, even today. This particular setup was quite odd, however, in that it was a diesel rotary. Making it... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevy rolls out new magnetic ride control calibrations for C7 Corvette

Without any hardware changes, Chevrolet will make 2015-2016 C7 Corvette Z06s even faster around the track. The brand announced new magnetic ride control calibrations for all... read more November 2, 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


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota eyes airless tires for future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass... 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


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will give its future electric cars a sound with "Canto"

Nissan's revealed its major debut for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the IMx self-driving electric SUV concept. While the brand covered many of the technical details with its... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Next-gen Mazda 3 previewed with Kai technology concept

Mazda on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show unveiled a pair of concepts that preview upcoming technologies and design themes. One of these is in the form of a compact... read more October 24, 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


 
Amazon patent for mobile drone electric car charging

Amazon patented a drone that can recharge your electric car on the go

Range anxiety is still an issue with electric cars, even though 240- and 300-mile EVs are now on the market. No matter how far the range, an EV driver could run low on charge... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
Wyatt Knox explains how to setup your suspension

Here's how you set up your racecar's suspension

A racecar is never just a set it and forget it type of machine. Each circuit determines the sort of setup a driver and a car might prefer, as it might have a tight, corner... read more October 21, 2017 by


 
Cadillac Super Cruise

Seven things you should know about Cadillac Super Cruise

In a time when every automaker is telling us that self-driving cars are coming, one automaker is taking a giant leap. That automaker is Cadillac, and the giant leap is the... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

Apple’s self-driving system looks like it can attach to virtually any car

Apple in June finally confirmed it had abandoned plans to develop a self-driving car and would instead focus on the self-driving technology itself. We would learn in August... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
What a self-driving car sees

Say, what can you see? How self-driving cars view roads

When a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data... 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


 
Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari introduces new weight-saving measures with Portofino

Ferrari’s Portofino may be closely related to its California T predecessor, but the car is significantly different in that it introduces new construction methods that... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
 

 
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