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Nine Reasons That Subaru’s Nurburgring-Record WRX STI RA Is so Effing Quick Nine Reasons That Subaru’s Nurburgring-Record WRX STI RA Is so Effing Quick
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Variable Valve Timing Explained: An Appreciation of How Quickly Engines Operate Variable Valve Timing Explained: An Appreciation of How Quickly Engines Operate
- From the August 2017 issue - When it comes to the many variables of combustion inside an engine, engineers measure the timing of key events in degrees of crankshaft rotation, a relative frame of reference that remains constant without needing to compensate for the engine’s changing rpm. Absent...
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The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Will Kick Your Ass 10 Ways The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Will Kick Your Ass 10 Ways
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Watch Internal Combustion in Action with This See-Through Engine [Video] Watch Internal Combustion in Action with This See-Through Engine [Video]
- Most cars on the road today use a four-stroke piston engine. Explaining how one works, however, can be complicated, and because they’re usually built out of metal it’s tough to see what’s going on. The folks at Warped Perception have come up with a clever solution to this problem by building...
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How Cars Have Gotten Quicker How Cars Have Gotten Quicker
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Mazda’s Dynamic Pressure Turbo Explained Mazda’s Dynamic Pressure Turbo Explained
- From the August 2016 issue - The Dynamic Pressure Turbo system fitted to the CX-9’s 2.5-liter engine combines elements of twin-scroll and variable-geometry turbos in one small package. Like a variable-geometry turbo, the CX-9 constrains exhaust flow at low rpm to accelerate the gases, which helps...
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An Engine Defines a Car—So What Happens in the EV Future? An Engine Defines a Car—So What Happens in the EV Future?
- An engine defines a car. Corvettes are synonymous with the pushrod V-8. You know a Subaru WRX is approaching before you even see it, because it sounds like a small aircraft about to make a crash landing. It’s hard to imagine a Porsche 911 without a flat-six, or a mid-engined V-8 Ferrari without...
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Turbo vs. Non-Turbo: Putting Throttle Response to the Test Turbo vs. Non-Turbo: Putting Throttle Response to the Test
- From the June 2016 issue - Turbocharged engines make big torque at low rpm, but those two numbers, peak torque and its corresponding rpm, don’t tell the full story, as boost pressure isn’t solely a function of engine speed. A turbocharger’s ability to make boost (and inflate torque) depends...
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Block Party: Creating a V-6 By Declaring Two Cylinders Redundant Block Party: Creating a V-6 By Declaring Two Cylinders Redundant
2016 Jaguar F-type R coupe supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine - From the May 2016 issue - Mankind’s ability to make things, sometimes out of practically nothing, is what distinguishes us from our knuckle-dragging ancestors. We can dig up ore, melt it, and ladle it into a mold, and out pops an engine...
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Infiniti Debuts Three All-New Engines for Q50, We Snag Details Infiniti Debuts Three All-New Engines for Q50, We Snag Details
- Although we’ve already had a good first peek at the biggest mid-cycle change for the 2016 Infiniti Q50—three new turbocharged engine options—the company used the 2016 Chicago auto show to sprinkle a little more information on our plates. The centerpiece of the updated Q50 is the all-new VR30...
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