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Autos: Enthusiasts

Shop Class: Exploring The Causes of Excessive Oil Consumption

Tuesday  08:00,   01 november 2016
trucktrend

In this Shop Class, Alex Steele discusses the causes, symptoms, and possible repairs for excessive oil consumption. It’s not just the mega-mileage ’75 F-100 blowing blue smoke out the tailpipe any more. Over the past decade a large number of[...]

Nearly Fifty Years Ago, GM Built Its 100 Millionth Car

Tuesday  08:00,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

​In 1967, General Motors ruled the world. But not for much longer. ​You get the[...]

Cousins convicted of rolling millions of miles off odometers

Tuesday  08:00,   01 november 2016
autoblog

A court in the British county of Lancashire sentenced two cousins to two years in jail and $130,000 in fines for rolling four million miles off the odometers of used cars they bought and fraudulently resold.Two men were convicted of fraud in the[...]

Ford Reveals New EcoBlue Diesel Engine, Touts it as Game-Changing

Tuesday  08:00,   01 november 2016
motortrend

Ford has unveiled the first of a new generation of EcoBlue diesel engines that will power future passenger and commercial vehicles.Improvements include 20 percent more torque at 1,250 rpm compared to the 2.2-liter design it will replace. The engine [...]

Here's how I averaged 31.5 mpg in a Ram HFE EcoDiesel

Tuesday  08:00,   01 november 2016
autoblog

Join us as we trek through America's heartland – pickup country – to make the long, round-trip journey from Denver to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota without stopping to fill the tank in a full-size Ram pickup.Few things could be more American[...]

Gumball team creates Lamborghini-powered Batmobile

Tuesday  07:50,   01 november 2016
autoblog

Say what you will about Gumball events, but they do have a way of attracting some seriously impressive machinery. For this year's race, there's a Batmobile.Okay, so this isn't exactly the Batmobile, but the Dark Knight's wheels clearly[...]

Porsche's new twin-turbo V8 will power Audis

Tuesday  07:49,   01 november 2016
autoblog

Porsche has a new V8 based loosely on the architecture of Audi's turbo 3.0-liter V6, according to Car and Driver.Porsche unveiled a new twin-turbo V8 engine at the 37th International Vienna Motor Symposium yesterday. According to a report from[...]

Listen to the Roar of a Straight-Piped 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Tuesday  07:49,   01 november 2016
motortrend

With 645 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, a straight pipe exhaust ensures the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR sounds as mean as it looks.The particular carin the video is a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, equipped with the Extreme Aero kit. The ACR is a serious bit of kit,[...]

Five Things You Should Never Do in a Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle

Tuesday  07:49,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

​Thankfully, "mud donuts" isn't on the list.​​Everyone knows off-roading is fun. And it's common knowledge that-barring a few specific situations-you should have a four-wheel-drive vehicle if you want to do much more than drive across[...]

The Dodge Viper ACR Creates So Much Downforce It Reduces MPG While Being Towed

Tuesday  07:49,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

As experienced by Ralph Gilles, head of design for Fiat Chrysler. ​No kidding, Andrew, some of you are surely thinking. I know, this isn't exactly news to many, but I point it out because I want to talk about a neat little tidbit I learned the other [...]

The new Volvo D13 With Turbo Compounding Pushes Technology and Efficiency in Trucking

Tuesday  07:49,   01 november 2016
trucktrend

Volvo Trucks introduces a new variant of its D13 diesel engine, the D13TC (turbo compounding), that is more powerful and efficient than ever before.The system Volvo uses on the D13TC is very interesting. It’s not the typical setup we’re familiar[...]

Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed auto shifts faster than Porsche PDK

Tuesday  07:49,   01 november 2016
autoblog

Chevy just fired a 10-speed shot across Porsche's bow.Touting the Camaro ZL1's new ten-speed automatic transmission, Chevrolet has made the bold claim that its torque-converter-equipped automatic shifts faster than Porsche's phenomenal[...]

Brand-New Tucker Flat-Six Engine Sells for Nearly $35,000 at Auction

Tuesday  07:42,   01 november 2016
motortrend

A brand-new Tucker Type O-335 engine sold for approximately $34,474 (€30,420) during the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monaco over the weekend. The engine is believed to be the first of its kind offered for sale in Europe and may be the only example on[...]

2017 Ford GT Carbon Fiber Wheels Detailed

Tuesday  07:42,   01 november 2016
motortrend

There are more details about the optional carbon fiber wheels for the 2017 Ford GT.As expected, Ford teamed up with Australia-based Carbon Revolution to develop and supply the wheel. The automaker says the wheel is slightly different from the one[...]

Report: Ford GT EcoBoost V-6 Might Be Offered as Crate Engine

Tuesday  07:42,   01 november 2016
motortrend

A new report outlines future plans Ford might have for the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 found in the Ford GT.Speaking withAutocar, Director of Ford Performance Dave Pericak hinted at the idea of the Ford GT V-6 worming its way into other[...]