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Watch This First Full Tear Down Of The 2020 Toyota Supra Engine

The Toyota Supra is one of those cars where the arcane alphanumeric droid-name of its best-known engine—the 2JZ-GTE—is almost as well-known as the car itself. So when it was announced that the reborn Supra would have an inline-six engine developed by its partner BMW, that was a confusing development for many…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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A Texas Startup Claims To Have Made The Biggest Advancements In Electric Motor Designs In Over A Century

Fundamentally, electric motors haven’t changed all that much since they were developed well over a century ago: they’re still electromechanically spinning rotors inside of stators. There a Texas startup, though, that claims to have developed the first real, substantive improvements in the basic design of an electric…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Let’s Debunk The Idea That It’s Not Safe To Use Cruise Control In The Rain

The internet is really useful for many things, ranging from letting your wi-fi enabled refrigerator to blast Yoo-Hoo ads 24/7 to letting you play Canasta with a naked man halfway across the world. But one of the things it truly excels at is spreading misinformed hysteria, often about driving. Such a case is the…Read more… […]

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Let’s Debunk The Idea That It’s Not Safe To Use Cruise Control In The Rain

The internet is really useful for many things, ranging from letting your wi-fi enabled refrigerator to blast Yoo-Hoo ads 24/7 to letting you play Canasta with a naked man halfway across the world. But one of the things it truly excels at is spreading misinformed hysteria, often about driving. Such a case is the…Read more… […]

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Forget the Mid-Engine Corvette; Bring on the Mid-Engine Camry

We’re just getting off a massive wave of mid-engine hype, thanks to the long-anticipated introduction of the C8 Corvette, the first production mid-engine Corvette. All this middle-engine talk got me pretty worked up, which got me thinking: what if mid-engine mania migrated out of the sports car world? What if a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Has to Be the Weirdest Car Engine Ever Mass-Produced

For the most part, car engines are pretty conservative things—the vast majority of the cars you see and drive use one of a handful of basic engine designs and layouts. That’s why unusual engine designs—air-cooling, rotaries, radials, whatever—are so fascinating—they’re a working, revving reminder that there’s all…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Has to Be the Most Uselessly Obsolete Car-Related Thing You Can Own

Here’s a fun experiment: if you know what that car-shaped thing up there is, try to explain it to a nearby child. If you actually manage to convey the purpose of that thing and the surrounding context of technological development, society, and culture that made it a viable product, I’m guessing the child is regarding…Read […]

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Watch a Deeply Weird Video of Toyota’s Basketball Robot Sinking a Three-Pointer

If you’re a professional basketball player and have been smugly snickering at all those articles about robots and AI taking over jobs, annoyingly confident that your gig is, and always will be, safe, then I have some bad news for you. Toyota, maker of your friend’s gray-market Sera and your enemy’s Prius, has…Read more… Continue […]

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There’s Something Very Weird Going on With Cars’ GPS Systems at the Geneva Motor Show

As you may know, the Geneva Motor Show public days are this week, and while we’ve been covering a number of interesting concepts and cars at the show, there’s also something happening there that no one can really explain. For some reason, many of the cars are showing their location as being in Buckingham, England, […]

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Scientists Just Figured Out How to Weld Metal to Glass Which Could Revolutionize Car Manufacturing

This is one of those things that just doesn’t sound like it should work at all: Somehow melting together glass and metal to combine into one, unified, part-glass/part-metal mongrel whole. If it could be done, it would be a breakthrough for automobile manufacturing, which is all about combining glass and metal. Well,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Are Those Weird Horns on New F1 Cars?

Formula One cars can look like some pretty wild Frankenstein-like creatures during pre-season testing. Whether they’re outfitted with giant grates or fluorescent neon paint, the cars can start accumulating some pretty strange looking additions while they’re getting ready for the new season. One of the more recent ones…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford Is Using Auto Tech to Keep Bed Hogs in Their Place

Lane hogs are the worst. Whether it’s someone holding down the fort five under the speed limit in the left-and-middle lanes at the same time or a lover who forgets all concept of personal space when they doze off, lane hogs are hair-pulling frustrations. Unfortunately, there isn’t an effective solution for the ass in…Read more… […]

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Tesla’s New ‘Dog Mode’ Will Keep Your Pup Cool While You’re out of the Car

Is there anything worse than the people who leave their dogs in their car during the hottest days of summer? (I mean, besides people who leave their kids in the hot car. Both are horrible!) People should know cracking the windows just isn’t enough when the temperatures start creeping up. So now Tesla, which is […]

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AAA Is Sick of All These Different Driver Assistance Technology Names

If you’ve perused the features of a new car lately, chances are you’ve found something you’re not totally familiar with. What the hell is this “pedestrian protection” system? Why does this car have a “lane sway warning” but not an “alertness assist”? AAA is getting just as frustrated with all of the absurdly named…Read more… […]

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