"The vast majority of cars on our roads are powered by piston-engined internal combustion engines. A gas turbine, however, has no pistons.
Instead, air is compressed and fed into a combustion chamber, into which fuel is sprayed. The fuel/air "
I imagine that gas turbine’s one-dimensional power arc might even have an application on the razor-straight, grid like road system of contemporary America. Every vehicle I have driven in America, from taxi cab to bus to Hhotrod seems great at going forward, loudly, with as little effort as possible, but the bump and grind of a twisty road is another proposition entirely.
"The new Formula 1 season is here.
And this time the organisers really hope that you won’t scratch your head and wonder what all this has to do with you and your car.
The new engines are dramatically smaller – V6 "
This week's car crush is relatively attainable. Well, it might cost an arm and a leg, but at least the family driver could practically own one without causing too much jangling discord on the school run.
BMW aspirational mainstay receives "
"“Well, the thing that’s impressive apart from anything else in an engine is that each individual cylinder manages to go ‘suck, squeeze, bang, blow’ 92 times per second. The sparks required at 11,000rpm are 733 per second. The piston weighs five "
"It’s sixty two years now since Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth launched Cosworth Engineering in a greasy corner of London. Since then the engineering firm has provided the connective tissue of some of the world’s finest and most "
"The problem with roads is that they have rules. The good thing about offroad culture is that there aren't as many.
Whether you like it or not the road is in itself a piece of administrative coercion. No matter what "
"Forget Formula 1, with its narcolepsy-inducing races and prima donna drivers. For pure, undiluted motorsport, rallying remains the king. Real roads, brutally fast cars and an almost infinite range of conditions make it a very different challenge to the sterile world "
"The nice people at Influx suggested earlier this year that they wanted three films off us.
One on minibuses, one on bubblecars and one on car detailers. Trying to find an interesting angle on minibuses was tough I’ll be "