For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.
“As the ultimate track-capable Camaro, this car restores the mission of the original Z/28, and serves as a testament to the expertise of Chevrolet as the best-selling brand of performance cars.”-- GM North America president Mark Reuss.
Yes, you can still crawl up rocks. Yet the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has interior refinements and amenities of a luxury car. And there’s an eight-speed transmission. And a diesel. And more. And this is a refresh?
Mazda continues to move forward by providing a design for its already stylish midsize Mazda6 that takes what is normally found on show stands and puts it into driveways.
When reduced to its basics, there are four types of hybrid powertrains: (1) micro hybrids; (2) parallel hybrids; (3) power-split, two-mode or series-parallel hybrids; and (4) series hybrids. [The last in this series is more commonly known as an E-REV, or Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, and is best represented by the Chevy Volt/Cadillac ELR.]
The CEO of automotive supplier KSPG thinks that CNG is a great alternative, that hybrids can be overrated, and there are still gains for internal combustion engines.Dr.
As you may know, assembly line workers in Japanese plants often wear uniforms, including hats.
The LT1 6.2-liter Small Block V8 developed for the 2014 Corvette Stingray will produce an estimated 450-hp and an estimated 450 lb-ft of torque.
The number of V8 engines for passenger cars is certainly on the decline as OEMs work to address looming CAFE regulations.
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