Engines

Nissan’s 88-Pound ZEOD RC Sports Car Engine

Nissan’s 88-Pound ZEOD RC Sports Car Engine

Numerous performance junkies consider power-to-weight ratio as being a true measure for a vehicle’s prowess on the street or race track. The Shelby Cobra has been one of the classic examples where big horsepower dropped into a smaller car equals a potent motoring combination. Providing the next evolutionary step in high-performance technology is to create […]

Have V8 Engines Killed the Tuner Car?

Have V8 Engines Killed the Tuner Car?

In the height of street modding, JDM was the name of the game.  It was all about boosting…primarily FR cars but unfortunately the Honda ricers were there too.  Let’s just pretend they weren’t.  The thing to do was find good cars with either 4 or 6 cyl, boost and tune the hell out of them, […]

New Product Review: 3M Fuel System Tune-up Kit - Helps DIY Guys get Pro Results

New Product Review: 3M Fuel System Tune-up Kit – Helps DIY Guys get Pro Results

A happy engine idles as smooth as butter. We often see this when a car comes back from the dealer or mechanic who’s done a tune-up. A complete tune-up is filters, fluids and new spark plugs, but modern engines don’t consume these at nearly the rate of previous generations. So what’s the trick that mechanics […]

Doubling Pleasure: Cadillac Producing Twin-Turbo V6 in 2014

Doubling Pleasure: Cadillac Producing Twin-Turbo V6 in 2014

The 21st century automotive marketplace has deeply altered the way we look at many brands. Crossover vehicles galore are placed under the umbrella of marques that today includes sports car maker Porsche selling the Cayenne. With Chevrolet, a plug-in gasoline/electric hybrid sedan operates within the line-up. Even in Europe, Aston Martin offering a rebranded Scion […]

120 Years Since Patent, Diesel Power is Being Realized

120 Years Since Patent, Diesel Power is Being Realized

As many are aware, the gasoline engine dominated the past century-worth of motoring. Steam power disappeared in the 1920s while electric cars lost early 20th century momentum. Throughout the time gasoline power has held a stranglehold of the automobile marketplace, there had been one other propulsion choice making a small but effective impact. It was […]

Ford Recalls Plagued 1.6 Liter EcoBoost-Engined Vehicles

Ford Recalls Plagued 1.6 Liter EcoBoost-Engined Vehicles

Considered the cornerstone to the future of Ford vehicles, the EcoBoost name is attached to a family of high-tech engines designed to provide crisp performance while facilitating impressive fuel economy. Debuting in late 2009 as a 3.5 liter V-6 engine, gasoline direct injected and twin-turbocharged, the 365 horsepower produced from the EcoBoost V-6 made the […]

Ford equipped with 1.0 liter ecoBoost laps the 'Ring faster than an Enzo...

Ford equipped with 1.0 liter ecoBoost laps the ‘Ring faster than an Enzo…

Owning a car with a pint-size engine has usually been the exclusive business of cleaning ladies and people above seventy. A couple of days ago, however, Ford decisively blew the ‘dull’ out of small, mass-produced engines. While testing their renewed 1.0 liter ecoBoost engine (found for example in the new Focus and Fiesta) Ford let […]

A Turbo Terrific Group of 2012 Engines

A Turbo Terrific Group of 2012 Engines

Celebrating 50 years since its first appearance in a major production vehicle, the turbocharger is finally being realized for its true performance capacity. Associated at one time with sports cars and exotic performance vehicle machines for years, turbocharger technology had faced several challenges before achieving the automotive mainstream. The first turbo application in the Oldsmobile […]