How a Car Engine Works

A engine can take in 20,000 cubic feet of air to burn 20 gallons of fuel. That’s the equivalent of a 2,500 sq. ft. home! This graphic is for you. Car engines are astoundingly awesome mechanical wonders. It’s time you learned more about the magic under the hood!

4 Reasons we don't see the Rotary anymore

I love me a good Rotary. They sound like a 2 stroke at idle, and like an F1 car at full pelt. Unfortunately, you have to love your car, and know what you're doing to own one. Being plagued by very poor fuel economy and reliability, unless meticulously cared for and kept on top of. They could be some of the most fun you will ever have in a car, or one of the worst ownership experiences, its all in the details.

Aero engined car

An aero-engined car is an automobile powered by an engine designed for aircraft use.

Engine Tuning, Blueprinting

Engine tuning is an adjustment, modification of the internal combustion engine, or modification to its control unit, otherwise known as its ECU (Engine Control Unit).

Chevrolet small block engine

The Chevrolet small-block engine is a series of automobile V8 engines built by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors using the same basic small (for a US V8 of the time) engine block.

Chevrolet Big Block engine

The Chevrolet "Big Block" is a term for a series of large displacement V8 engines that were developed in the United States during the 1950s to the early 1970s.

Speedwell Performance Conversions

Of all the old tuning houses, Speedwell probably has the most star-studded history.

Mercedes Benz DiesOtto

The Mercedes-Benz DiesOtto is an experimental automobile engine that “is said to incorporate the benefits of a diesel engine, but runs on regular old unleaded.”

Inline Four engine

The inline-four engine or straight-four engine is a type of inline internal combustion four-cylinder engine with all four cylinders mounted in a straight line, or plane along the crankcase.

Wankel Engine

The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.