Automakers like to appeal to a wide variety of consumers, but which ones have their sights set the widest?
If a car has four wheels and they are all being driven, does that mean that four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are the same thing?
Wonder why a rental car with off-brand tires is so dull to drive? Learn about how the right set of rubber can give you the advantages of performance tires.
How does a flat-plane crankshaft differ from a cross-plane crankshaft? Check out the first installment of our engine educational series to find out.
Everyone knows that maintenance is important, but these fives actions will give you the best chance of keeping your car running smoothly no matter what.
Cars are making more power than ever before: It’s not unusual to see a family sedan with 300-plus horsepower. How do engineers ensure all that power is usable?
Ever wonder what makes winter tires different? Are they a sales pitch from the mechanic to get you to spend money? Here are 5 reasons why they’re so important.
Source of some of the greatest ‘bedroom wall’ cars of all time, Ferruccio Lamborghini produced stripped down racers, GT cars, and everything in between.
Technology is rapidly advancing, and the world of cars is no different. Learn how the latest technology is helping to keep us and our roads safe.
Less than 50% of the thermal energy of engines makes it to the wheels. The rest is rejected as waste. Luckily, we have a way of recycling this waste into power.
Tires keep you safe and help you to drive the way that you want. Learn how to identify tire wear and what you can do to extend the life of your tires.
The story of how a refrigeration engineer changed the motoring industry forever.
Have you ever wondered how horsepower and torque are related? Learn about this connection and how you can improve the performance of your engine.
Learn how Toyota brought gave the Atkinson cycle engine new life with the Prius and how it is helping to maximize efficiency for hybrids around the world.
Few words conjure up images of power more readily than ‘Hemi.’ Where did this name come from and why is it so revered?
Ads for premium spark plugs make big claims about their performance. Do they live up to the hype?
In the wake of Dieselgate, learn how emissions are produced by cars and what systems are in place to keep our environment clean.
Want a smooth-revving engine that produces nearly 50% more power per liter than a Bugatti Veyron? Learn about this tech from the past that could change the future.
For those of us that didn’t win the Powerball, money might still be tight. Here are 6 cars that you can buy for less than one year of minimum wage.
Caster? Toe? Thrust Angle? These terms might seem confusing at first, but you can learn all about them and why they are important to keep your car rolling.
We use magnets for everything from powering speakers to helping trains levitate. But can they be used to improve the handling of your car?
Come and learn about one of the greatest automotive designers in history. From the Miura to the Stratos, he brought automotive icons to life.
Karl Benz is considered by many to be the father of the modern car. Learn how he helped to start an automotive revolution.
From the Curved Dash to the Reo Speed Wagon, Ransom Eli Olds changed the automotive world, bringing to it innovative technologies and a flair for invention.
Engines are thirsty, and it’s the job of the fuel system to satisfy that thirst. How does it do it?
Have you ever wondered what all the parts behind the wheels of your car are and how they work? Read on to learn the truth about brake systems.
Your engine is subjected to thousands of explosions every minute under a variety of trying conditions. Learn how oil helps it to stay smooth no matter what.
American cars have been steadily improving, but are our performance offerings ready to compete with the best in the world?
SOHC? DOHC? Pushrods and rocker arms? These terms explain the brain of the modern engine and how it is able to give you the performance and power you desire.
With millions of cars produced each year, automakers are always looking for efficiency. With its new seats, Ford has an ambitious plan to cut costs worldwide.
Imagine a world where nothing come out of your tailpipe other than clean water. Honda is bringing that world to the present with the new Clarity.
The Nürburgring, or ‘Green Hell,’ is one of the most foreboding racing circuits in the world. Check out how it reach such infamy in the annals of motorsports history.
Subaru Boxer? Slant Six? W16? The world of engines has its own dictionary. Come learn how to understand the terms that are used and how they affect your car.
Come meet the newest luxury SL roadsters from Mercedes-Benz.
Allow us to wax poetic on the lost art of road tripping, and why a paper map is better than your GPS.
Will General Motors be the first of the Big Three to import a car that is produced in China?
In the latest move to attempt to recover from the Dieselgate scandal of 2015, Volkswagen is seeking financing. How much, you ask?
More power in a bottle. It sounds too good to be true, but nitrous oxide, which is made from fertilizer, offers huge performance potential.
A lack of proper lubrication is never a good thing. For high-performance cars, it can be downright fatal. How do supercars ensure things always run smoothly?
Ever wondered what it really means to have a ‘blown V8’? Learn the basics of belt-driven forced induction and end your confusion.
Are you ready to meet some of the most outrageous track day cars available? From body swaps to purpose built supercars, learn all about the most fun you can have on four wheels.
With the largest population in the world, China has a significant amount of influence on most global markets. How do they affect the automotive industry?
Step into the world of boutique hypercar manufacturers, where physics seem optional and the unspoken rules of auto manufacturing don’t apply.
Imagine a future where your high-performance electric vehicle helps to supply power to your home and stability to the electric grid. That future is now!