Toyota says this mechanically simple engine achieves a claimed thermal-efficiency rating of 42 percent in continuous use. Only the best, most complicated, and most expensive of today’s gas engines can come close to that number, and only in specific circumstances. More importantly, if the engine is producing electricity (and not rotational motion) there’s no need […]Read more "Toyota’s “Free Piston” engine achieves an efficiency rating of 42%"
Chevy made the reveal not too long ago – the new C7 Z06 is definitely supercharged, with a 620 HP V8. The Z06 will (as usual) get a few more go-fast bits that the 460 HP base Corvette won’t. Still, all of these numbers are far separated from the average roadcar, and the extra bodywork […]Read more "Chevy’s new C7 is extreme, and for the first time, maybe a little too much:"
These guys are probably cooler than you. [via Colossal]Read more "Driving the Wall of Death, and some decent music too"
But Subaru is still a relatively small player in the US market, and with recent profits surging, parent company Fuji Heavy Industries is facing a dilemma: continue on with the successful niche market Subaru has carved out for itself, or attempt to go mainstream and give big players like Nissan and Toyota a run for […]Read more "Subaru might need to decide on the niche or mainstream, but why not both?"
For their fast pack swap demonstration, Tesla swaps the battery out of two cars in the time it takes to fill up an Audi A8: There are some inconsistencies here – you’ll notice the Audi has a 20 gallon tank, much bigger than a standard tank so it takes longer to fill, and he […]Read more "A Tesla battery swap takes just 90 seconds"
This is what it sounds like when I drive stick (in my head). via /r/carsRead more "Just the gear shifts in all the F&F movies"
The Truth About Cars covered the differences in the Eastern Canadian market from the rest of America: Unlike in America, where internet commenters demand a no-frills small car and then fail to follow through on their promise to buy one, people in Quebec really do buy these things – at one point, 1 in 2 […]Read more "Quebec likes no-frill cars, more so than the rest of America"