EcoBoost-powered Skyrunner Is An All-Terrain Paraglider

There are all-terrain vehicles, and then there is the SkyRunner, an EcoBoost-powered Paraglider that can go almost literally anywhere in the world. This could very well be the closest we ever come to a true “flying car.”

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2014 Ford Fiesta With 1.0 Liter EcoBoost Rated At 45 MPG

Everyone want hybrid-like fuel economy, but not everyone wants to pay the premium price for a hybrid car. The Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 liter EcoBoost could be the proper alternative to a more-expensive hybrid, offering up to 45 mpg on the highway for a starting price of just $16,445 (plus a $795 destination fee). Ford may have just undercut its own hybrids with this move.

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Next-Gen Chevy Volt Could Get 3-Cylinder Turbo

Chevy Volt sales have picked up a moderate amount of steam in 2013, and the recent $5,000 price cut is sure to bring in even more buyers for the plug-in hybrid. There’s still plenty of room for improvement though, like replacing the 1.4 liter generator that charges the Volt’s batteries. That engine could be replaced by a fresh 1.0 liter, three-cylinder turbo that GM just debuted.

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Caterham Seven Gets 660cc Suzuki Turbo Engine

No longer do you need big V8, V10, or V12 engines to produce a potent performance car, and new technology is allowing niche automakers to do more with less. English sports car legend Caterham has announced its new entry-level track car, the Caterham Seven will make due with a 660cc turbocharged three-banger from Suzuki.

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Daimler And Ford Exchange 3-Cylinder Engine Tech

Are three-cylinder engines the future of automobiles? These tiny motors have certainly gained a lot of popularity in the past few years, with companies like Ford leading the charge on turbocharging and downsizing. This has intrigued Mercedes, which has shared some of its own fuel-saving technology to get a closer look at Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

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