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Ferrari’s New 059/3 Engine

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  Cars, New Parts, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Ferrari’s New 059/3 Engine"

F1 regulations have changed yet again, moving from naturally aspirated 2.4 liter V8s to 1.6 liter turbocharged V6s for the 2014 season. Our first look at these new engines came when Scuderia Ferrari showed off its new 059/3 powerplant at its yearly pre-Christmas meeting. Since this is an in-development race engine, details are sketchy, but […]

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McLaren Doing Away With Windshield Wipers

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Archive, Cars, Current, News, Parts  /  Comments Off

McLaren Planning to do away with windshield wipers.

All automakers are working on improved aerodynamics for better fuel economy and performance, and these efforts have their biggest effect on supercars. The force from aerodynamic drag goes up exponentially as speed doubles, which means the tiniest improvement can result in a major increase in top speed. The tall, flat shape of windshield wipers make […]

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Volkswagen’s EA288 Engine

By   /  September 6, 2013  /  Archive, Cars, Current, News, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Volkswagen's EA288 Engine for the VW Golf"

Volkswagen already dominates U.S. diesel passenger car sales with 80 percent share of the market, but the carmaker is not resting on its laurels. The aging TDI motors is set to be replaced with the new EA288 series, first shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in the Cross Coupe plug-in hybrid concept car. This […]

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J.D. Power and Associates Tire Survey

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Parts, Posts, Tires and Rims  /  Comments Off

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J. D. Power and Associates may be best known for its vehicle initial quality ratings, but this is just one of many research studies it does on the automobile industry. The group just released the results of its tire survey, showing what drivers think about the rubber that comes with the company’s new cars. The […]

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Airless Tires

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Cars, New Parts, Parts  /  Comments Off

"Airless Tires"

A Host of Exciting Advantages Tire technology has not changed all that much in nearly a century. While standard inflatable tires do their jobs well, they have some definite weaknesses. Chief among them is durability. Even the best tires can easily become punctured and render the vehicle unusable until they are repaired or replaced. Particularly […]

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Chevy Corvette Engine

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Cars, New Parts, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2014 Chevrolet Corvette Engine"

Not many details have come out for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. General Motors’ iconic flagship sports car is slated to be all-new for 2014, with a completely new exterior and interior design. Not only is Chevrolet going all out with redesigning its world-renowned, two-seater sports car on the outside and inside, it also has plans […]

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2014 Corvette 6.2 liter LT1 Engine

By   /  November 5, 2012  /  New Parts, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2014 Corvette 6.2 liter LT1 engine"

GM’s latest tease leading up to the reveal of the C7 Corvette this January is the release of information on their new Gen 5 motor. Dubbed the “LT1,”it will give even the basic version of these sports cars the power to hang with the current Z06, while also improving fuel economy. “New” LT1? Confusingly, this […]

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Continuously Variable Transmissions

By   /  August 17, 2012  /  Cars, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Continuously Variable Transmissions"

There is no single car part debated about more than the transmission. While the debate between manual, DSG and automatics rages on, another option, the CVT, has been added to automotive drivetrains. How does it work? Anyone who has ridden a multi-speed bicycle will have an idea about how the CVT functions. Shifting the lowest […]

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Are Batteries 100% Recyclable?

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Cars, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

Lead ingots packed for shipping.

The increase in automotive battery usage begs the question: What happens to them when they need to be replaced? Unlike other car parts, a battery can be a major environmental hazard, making the prospect of electric and hybrid cars look less green. The reality is that nearly every part of every battery can be reclaimed, […]

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Goodyear Developing Soybean Tires

By   /  August 7, 2012  /  Parts, Tires and Rims  /  1 Comment

"Goodyear soybean tires"

Goodyear recently announced that they’re working on a tire that replaces previous versions of the oil used in the tread compound with soybean oil. The switch could cut the company’s petroleum use by seven billion gallons per year. The benefits of a soybean tire don’t end at conservation. Tires made with this new process should […]

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