After more than a year of seemingly endless complaining, threatened lawsuits, and a push from on high to bring new, less-expensive engines into the sport, Formula 1 seems set to stick with the current turbocharged V6 engine formula until at least 2020. Honda F1 Power Unit The main goal of the newest agreement- set […]
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Volkswagen’s ongoing diesel emissions drama could take a new twist: as it happens, that emissions cheat might be perfectly legal!
Things just keep getting worse and worse for Volkswagen- and now the company has admitted to cheating EPA emissions tests with its V6 diesels, as well!
The 2016 Audi R8 is ditching its 4.2 liter V8 due to strict taxes in China, but the 2.9 liter turbo V6 we might get instead could be a total, 450 HP gem!
The Buick Avenir Concept boasts sexy sedan styling, rear-wheel drive, and a direct-injection V6 with Active Fuel Management. All it’s missing is a plug.
I got a chance to drive a 2014 Lexus IS250 on the back roads of Michigan’s northern coast, and came away thinking about my old E30 BMW. That’s pretty good.
With 36 MPG, the new 2015 Mercedes SL400 Sport will be the highest MPG Merc roadster in a generation, as well as one of the most powerful, with over 330 HP!
The new 2015 Ferrari could get a Formula 1-derived, turbocharged V6 mated to an advanced hybrid electric energy recovery system for serious green speed.
The new, E85-powered Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine is a 675 hp, 2.2 liter, twin-turbocharged champion in the making- here it is, in depth and up close.
To some, the sounds of the new Formula 1 hybrid race cars sounds like breathing. Whatever they sound like to you, they sure do sound turbocharged to me!
File this next story under Half-Baked. Yesterday, Toyota finally announced the crucial details for its RAV4 EV joint project with Tesla Motors first announced almost two years ago. And what does Toyota have to show for two years, and $100 million (at least) of investment? A $49,800 all-electric SUV with 100 miles of range. Toyota […]
Bentley’s latest new platform, the 9F “concept” SUV shown earlier this year, has met with … I think “mixed reviews” is the polite way of saying that everyone hated it, right? Anyway, everyone hated it, and Bentley’s hoping you’ll give it a second chance by thinking of it as “slow and green” instead of “fast […]
American automakers are facing a do-or-die moment in regards to fuel economy. Heavily reliant on gas-guzzling trucks and SUV’s, Ford, Chrysler, and GM have got to figure out a way to make their number-one sellers suck down less gas. While Ford bets on EcoBoost and GM focuses on weight savings, Chrysler has announced that for […]
Is this a sign of the end-times? Ferrari, perrenial maker of fast and exotic sports cars, has finally caved to international pressure as governments the world over crack down on carbon emissions. The noble Italian carmaker has confirmed reports that it will be building a mass-produced (at least for Ferrari) hybrid vehicle utilizing the same […]
As part of a series of rules changes designed to spur green-tech innovation and promote sustainability within the sport, Formula 1’s sanctioning body recently announced that, as of 2014, cars must travel on battery power only while in pit lane. Effectively, the new rules will turn every F1 car on the grid into dual-mode hybrid […]
The organisers behind Formula 1 have been pushing a green-tech agenda in recent years, all in a bid to remain relevant in the face of growing environmentalist pressures. To their merit, they’ve quickly developed KERS into a vital, race-winning technology which is being trickled down into more “real world” products from Volvo and Porsche (among […]
While the rest of the world prepares lineups of electric and hybrid vehicles, Chrysler/Fiat have been strangely silent regarding such plans. Wonder no more though; Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne says a Chrysler 300 Hybrid will be here by 2013.
Lost in the hype surrounding the 2011 Detroit Auto Show was Mercedes-Benz’ introduction of a new diesel version of the company’s flagship S Class sedans. The new S350 Bluetec is the first diesel-engined flagship from Mercedes to be sold Stateside in decades, and one-ups the clean diesel efforts from rival carmakers BMW and Audi (who […]
Pickup trucks have traditionally been the best selling vehicles in America while routinely returning the worst fuel mileage. In order to improve mpg’s in the face of high fuel economy standards, Detroit is going on a diet.
To prove the reliability of the F-150’s EcoBoost engine, Ford placed a engine through 164,000 miles of brutal tests. At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford will publicly tear this motor down to see how well it withstood the torture.