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It’s Time You Knew The Difference Between Boxer Engines And Flat Engines

You’re a gearhead. You know to chuckle knowingly and condescendingly when some dumbass refers to the “V4" in their Honda Civic. You know your stuff. You know what a flat engine is, too. It’s an opposed-piston engine, right? Sometimes they’re called boxer engines, like what Porsche and Subaru use. Same thing, right?…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s Why Automakers Don’t Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car

Almost every EV in production today has one thing in common—lithium ion batteries, from the Tesla Model 3 to the Nissan Leaf and Jaguar I-Pace. As the EV market gets more competitive, automakers have started benchmarking charge times to only 80 percent. Why don’t they advertise how long it takes to fully charge?Read more… Continue […]

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Toyota’s First Twin Turbo Straight Six Is Stranger Than You’d Think

Toyota called it its “finest engine,” ambitious, technologically advanced and, from a modern perspective, impossibly strange. And yet few Americans ever knew it existed: the 1G, a 2.0-liter straight six that’s more interesting than you might imagine.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How Toyota’s New ‘Dynamic Force Engine’ Is Engineered To Be More Efficient

Despite the onslaught of hybrid and electric vehicle announcements from automakers, they’re still busy squeezing as much efficiency out of internal combustion engines as possible. It’s Toyota’s turn to improve its engines, like tweaking its 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder in the 2018 Camry to be more powerful and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What Other Cars Should Get Cadillac’s New Twin-Turbo V8? 

Cadillac just revealed a new “hot vee” 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, the brand’s first exclusive engine in 26 years. For now, the engine is only destined for the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport. That’s nice, but the real interest lies in what else Cadillac plans to do with it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Twin-Turbo V8 Is The First Cadillac-Only V8 In Decades

The 1993 Cadillac Allante roadster debuted the 4.6-liter Northstar V8, otherwise known as the last exclusive Cadillac engine. Now, after 26 years, Cadillac gets its own V8 motor again, in the form of a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 on the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport, the company announced today. The engine will be a “hot vee,”Read more… […]

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A Twin-Turbo V6 Audi R8 Would Actually Rule And It Looks Like It’s Coming Real Soon

The original Audi R8 debuted with eight little diamonds arranged in a vee behind the driver. That singing 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 begat a bigger V10, and now it seems pretty clear that a new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 will slot into its place. I’m not cautiously optimistic. I am extremely pumped for this.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Can Make The LaFerrari Engine Swap Of Your Stupidest Dreams Happen For Just $385,000

The Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar has always been a lovely car with a profoundly dumb name, but I often like to fantasize about which other cars would be improved by its 6.3-liter hybrid V12 engine. Would it fit under the hood of a Porsche 924? That’s worth finding out, because a LaFerrari engine with just 20 […]

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Formula One’s Absurd Penalty ‘Fix’ Doesn’t Actually Fix Anything

Formula One’s excessive grid penalties are widely loathed by fans, as they’re confusing to follow. The FIA World Motor Sport Council simplified those penalty rules today, reports Autosport. Problem is, this fix doesn’t address why penalties get so out of control, and even more teams will likely face grid penalties in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Watch This Diesel Engine Explode With More Boost Than God

Lavon Miller, the owner of Plain City, Ohio’s Firepunk Diesel, has been building and testing engines for years now, but he never had one blow up on him like this six-cylinder diesel did on Thursday, which he got up to 2,200 horsepower before things went south. He’s still investigating exactly what went wrong.Read more… Continue […]

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