A Silicon Valley startup is working with General Motors and Delphi to develop a new cylinder-deactivation system.
So-Long V-6, V-8: High-MPG 4-Cylinder Now The Most Popular Engine
For as long as we care to remember, U.S. roads have hummed to the tune of the V-6 and V-8. Low-stressed and powerful, we’ve used V-engines in everything from pickup trucks and hotrods to family sedans and crossover SUVS. Times, however, are changing. According to JD Power Associates (via...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
And The MPG Champion Is... A 6.2-Liter V8 Sport Sedan?
Come up with a list of high MPG cars and we're willing to bet that a car powered by a Chevrolet LS3, 6.2-liter, 425-horsepower V8 wouldn't be present. However, just such a car has won one of the categories in the Fleet World MPG Marathon, bettering its quoted MPG figures by 50 percent. The car in...Antony Ingram
NASCAR Stars Go Green In Chevy Volts... Off Track, At Least
Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and five-time champ Jimmie Johnson might earn their living in gas-guzzling V8 Chevy Impalas, but on the roads it's a different story. In contrast to the champions' high-octane lifestyles, on a day off you're more likely to see them cruising around...Antony Ingram
Formula One Boss Ecclestone: "Electric F1 Could Kill People"
F1 television rights boss Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to mince his words, and now his ire has turned towards the 2014 Formula One rules that will require pitlane travel to be entirely electric. Adding to comments made about the lack of sound produced by regular electric vehicles, Mr...Antony Ingram