Alejandro Pirchi

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These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

10 of the Weirdest Powertrain Layouts Ever Used In Cars

Strange, but wonderful.<p>Not every front-drive car has a transverse engine and not every rear drive car has the gearbox mounted right behind the engine. For a variety of reasons, automakers have developed all sorts of neat packaging solutions for their powertrains that buck convention. Here are ten …

What are the 10 most valuable automotive brands in the world right now?

The past year was one hell of a time to be interested in the auto industry. There were incredible highs--as in the case of <b>Elon</b> <b>Musk</b> and <b>Tesla</b>'s …

Top 10

Tesla's New Model S 60 Has a 75kWh Battery That's Software Limited

You can have a new Model S for $5000 less than before, but it'll cost $8500 to unlock its full capability.<p>While the entry-level Model 3 is still a few years away, Tesla now has a slightly low-cost version of its Model S sedan, the Model S 60. This isn't strictly a new car, though: It's the Model S …

Tesla

Your emails: Why don't electric cars have geared transmissions?

Brian Cooley explains why EVs lack geared transmissions and how these automobiles deliver power and torque.

Automotive Industry

10 of the wildest, most awesome off-road cars on the planet

Off-roading

10 of the Best Shifters Ever Made

These things make every shift so, so satisfying.<p>A shifter doesn't need to be interesting or beautiful to accomplish its task. So when an automaker puts in the effort to design a cool gear selector, we have to recognize it. These are some of our favorite shifters in the automotive world.

Apréndete la historia de Japón en menos de 10 minutos de una forma divertida

Si <b>te costó pasar historia en la primaria</b>, pero eres amante de la <b>cultura japonesa</b> y quieres saber más de su pasado, tenemos la solución perfecta para …

Your complete guide to the 2016 NY Motor Show

Honda NSX GT3<p>Regular NSX not hardcore enough for you? This should do the trick. Rear-driven rather than 4WD, and petrol only, with no heavy hybrid …

Le Mans

The 5 Hottest Cars At The New York Auto Show

487<p>SHARES<p>The New York International Auto Show enjoyed a smattering of genuine world premieres, but there are also plenty of already-shown cars that …

Auto Shows

Thousands of keyless cars can be hacked: Here’s how

Keyless cars made by Audi, Ford, BMW, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota can be hacked with ease<p>Keyless cars might provide convenience to their …

These 3 things could put an end to the auto sales boom in the US

The mood in Detroit, where the North American International Auto Show took place in January, is buoyant.<p>I haven't talked to anyone in the industry who thinks the bottom is going to fall out. The worst-case scenario is that 2016 just matches the pace of 2015.<p>But the Bloomberg Editorial Board is …

Automotive Industry

BMW considering family-oriented i car above the i3

<b>Update: An earlier version of this story claimed BMW i product chief Henrik Wenders confirmed plans for an i5. A BMW spokesperson reached out to</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Goodyear's New Tires are Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

Mind-blowing.<p>The tire of the future is a ball. An unbelievably sophisticated, nature-inspired, magnetic-levitation-infused ball. Goodyear just revealed its vision for a concept tire that's intended for the self-driving car of tomorrow. It's called Eagle-360, and it's totally round.<p>Why put a car on …

High-speed Rail

Car Hacking Really Is For Dummies With This Sexy (And Free) Software

Craig Smith does car hacking as safely as possible.<p>The softly-spoken security researcher doesn’t take risks like cutting cars’ power on public roads, as executed on a Jeep by researchers last year. Indeed, he warns against such stunt hacking, something he tends not to partake in. Yet Smith is one …

Autonomous Cars

New Civic hatchback prototype brings the hot back to Honda

Although still officially in prototype form, the Civic hatchback we saw at the Geneva Motor Show this year promises to be the hot hatch we've been pining for.<p>Hatch lovers, rejoice! The venerable Civic hatchback has returned, at least in prototype form.<p>The lean, mean Ford Focus fighting machine …

Auto Shows

Apollo arrives in Geneva with 986-hp Arrow supercar

Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur at one point was the maker of the fastest road car in the world. The car was the Apollo Sport, which in 2009 set the …

Sports Cars

These 12 Cars Were Ahead of Their Time

We live in a golden age of cars. Many, even the most inexpensive cars, have features that we admittedly take for granted. Before today's tech heave cars, there were ambitious cars decades ago with tech that wasn't quite ready for primetime, but previewed the future.<p>We live in a golden age of cars. …

Biggest Recall in Auto Industry History Could Be Getting Even Bigger

A potential recall would quadruple number of affected airbags.<p>If you drive a vehicle with a Takata airbag, it may not be time to breathe easy yet: …

Takata

A Video Reminder That Rally Drivers Are The Greatest In Existence

There is no doubt in my mind that a kid who learned to operate a car using rally techniques would be the fastest driver in existence.<p>Watch this video …

Here's Why Turning Your Car Into A Rolling Billboard Is An Awesome Idea

If you’re in an employment transitional period and experience the thrill of daytime TV, you’ll likely have noticed infomercials that prey upon the …

Dodge

That Time Mercedes Made Four Cars In One

The Mercedes-Benz Vario Research Car was introduced at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show, with four different bodies that could be exchanged within 15 …

Auto Shows

Tesla's Model 3 Market Opportunity Is Bigger Than You Think

Model S dominated the U.S. luxury market last year. Image source: Tesla.<p>You've probably heard the basic premise by now. <b>Tesla</b>'s forthcoming Model 3 will be unveiled next month, go into production in late 2017, cost about $35,000 before incentives, and appeal to the mainstream as an affordable …

Winter Tires For Electric Cars

Originally published on Gas2. Nokian is making the first winter tire optimized for electric cars such as the BMW i3. It combines extremely low …

Electric Vehicles

Volvo Ditching Physical Car Keys for Smartphone App

Volvo will make vehicles without keys by 2017—a move that suggests the company is prepping its cars for sharing.<p>Instead of a physical key or even a …

Car Tech

Honda’s redesigned Civic is a hit

The 2012 model-year Honda Civic was so underwhelming the company began revising it almost as soon as it came out and didn’t stop until this car, the …

Android Auto

How to Buy a Car Without Going Broke

Eight expert tips for serious savings.<p>If you're in the market for a new car, chances are you're aware of the uh, not-so-trivial expenses involved. Just last year, new car prices alone jumped 3.4 percent from the year before across the industry. The good news is it's totally possible to buy and own …

Ford chairman: Our new transportation revolution will be like going from horses to cars

His appearance was reported by the Kansas City Star's Robert A Cronkleton.<p>The change in the next decade alone, Ford said at the "Kinetic" forum on transportation at the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts, will be greater than that in the entire previous century.<p>"In the next few years, smart …

Kansas City

What Luxury Cars Made Today Will Be the Hottest Collectibles of the Future?

Earlier this year in Arizona, Gooding & Co. sold a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale for $3.4 million.<p>The car was among the last of the great coach-built …

Alfa Romeo

Maserati just unveiled a diesel-powered SUV (yes, really)

It's undeniable that Maseratis are some of the most beautiful cars on the road, from the two-door GranTourismo to the Quattroporte long-body sedan. …