Internal combustion engine on its last legs?

EV

As 2017 comes to a close, it may very well go down as the as the one historians will refer to as the beginning of the end of the internal combustion engine. In only a few months, a handful of countries have sited that, at some point in the near future, they will no longer allow the sale of gasoline ...

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Crate Hellcat engine for your project car?

Crate Hellcat engine

While the world braces for the end of the internal combustion engine, our crazy friends over at FCA are making their most talked about and desirable engine available for purchase. That’s right, if you’ve got any pre-1976 MOPAR project car sitting in the garage right now, your dreams are about to come true. If that Challenger, or Charger, or Super ...

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Ford’s seat Robutt

Ford

Nope, that’s not a typo. Most of us have been to Ikea. We’ve all purchased bedroom furniture, a sleeper sofa and some kind of kitchen tool. We’ve probably also all witnessed the scary, sometime unsettling chair testing machine enclosed in a clear plastic box. That robot, as best as we can figure out, was designed to demonstrate how durable the ...

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Passionate specialists are a dying breed

F&F Fabrication

As we sit in front of our screens witnessing historical changes in world of the automobile, many enthusiasts are clinging to the old ways as if our lives depended on it. And I do mean “our” as, even if I’m all for the electrification of the automobile, the wife and I refuse to relinquish our small collection of what I ...

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Mazda’s rotary engine could serve as an EV range extender

It left the market with the 2012 Mazda RX-8, but the rotary engine remains at the heart of several rumors and news about future Mazda models. Recently, Mazda’s head of engine development, Mitsuo Hitomi said the rotary engine could be used as a range extender for a future Mazda electric vehicle. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mr. Hitomi offered a ...

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