Godzilla
Technology

Under the skin: How Godzilla is powering Ford's pick-up trucks

Ford claims that its new 7.3-litre V8 has the largest displacement of any petrol engine in its class

26 October 2020
V8 engine
Technology

Under the skin: How flat-plane cranks enhance a V8 engine

Most V8s have cylinder banks arranged at 90 degrees, but some are set at 60deg at the expense of some smoothness

19 October 2020
Variable-compression ratio
Technology

Under the skin: How variable compression brings the best of both

This engine technology combines the benefits of a naturally aspirated engine with those of turbocharging

12 October 2020
Battery image
Technology

Carbon electrodes promise EV battery performance breakthrough

New tech is said to bring “revolutionary improvements in power, energy, lifecycle and charging time”

7 October 2020
Planar suspension system
Technology

Under the skin: How Rolls-Royce suspended animation

Unique Planar Suspension of the Rolls-Royce Ghost integrates perfectly with its electronic surface-reading Flagbearer system

5 October 2020
Mercedes-Benz straight-six engine
Unlike a four, straight-six engines don’t need balancer shafts to be virtually vibration free
Technology

Under the skin: Why the straight-six engine is on the way back

Unlike a four, straight-six engines don’t need balancer shafts to be virtually vibration free

28 September 2020
Bentley Octopus
Technology

Under the skin: The Octopus that's helping Bentley's sustainability

New types of steel are being specially developed for Bentley’s high-speed motor concept

21 September 2020
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Drivers of change - lead
Technology

Drivers of Change: Autocar's ideas for the future of motoring

Here's how we'd bring innovation to the car industry. Tell us how you'd do better

18 September 2020
Lane keeping system
Technology

Under the skin: How the new automated lane system will work

Fusing information from radar and cameras produces a picture so accurate that the likelihood of errors is greatly reduced

14 September 2020
Audi anti-roll bars
Technology

Under the skin: Why anti-roll bars still hold sway

Anti-roll bars are the unsung heroes of suspension systems, and they're still going strong

7 September 2020

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