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The weirdest engines of all-time

Not every car manufacturer plays by the rules when designing engines. Plus more engine talk for you.

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The weirdest engines of all-time

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    Engine talk

    10 Most Unusual Production-Car Engines of All Time

    10 Most Unusual Production-Car Engines of All Time

    What GM Engineers Build on the Weekends

    What GM Engineers Build on the Weekends

    Vehicle-performance manager Alex MacDonald fabricates his own lightweight sports car using the heart of a BMW 1-series. From the December 2021 issue of Car and Driver. Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) ratings are an engineering classification of potential risk, with A being relatively …

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    The Science of the New-Car Smell

    The Science of the New-Car Smell

    You know it when you smell it, but what is it about the new-car smell that makes us love it so much? Sit behind the wheel and take a deep breath. Ah, that new-car smell, right? It's a scent so desired that it comes in bottles and air fresheners, all to help drivers recapture those first few months …

    How to Test Drive a Car

    How to Test Drive a Car

    Go beyond kicking the tires to see if that new ride is right for you. You can’t put it off any longer—a trip to the car dealership is in your near future. But how can you be sure that hunk of metal, plastic, and rubber you’re eyeing is right for you? How can you best acquaint yourself with what will …

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