GM Restructures Engineers in Wake of Massive Recalls

General Motors is shaking up its global engineering structure following the ongoing ignition switch recall.

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Mazda Reveals Skyactiv Chassis for Upcoming Miata

Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show.

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Everything You Need to Know About McLaren's 3.8L Twin-Turbo V8

Like other supercars, McLarens are rarer than Sasquatch-fur coats. It’s hard enough to steal a glimpse of one at an auto show, but the chances of seeing one on the street are about as good as commuting to work on the back of a Pegasus.

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How One-Millionth of an Inch Can Add BIG Horsepower

Automotive finishes are important. Car buyers expect their new rides to have lustrous, durable paint that withstands the test of time. Nobody wants to see dull spots or drips on their $35,000 baby. Not surprisingly a vehicle’s internal components can also benefit from careful attention to detail.

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Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars

Titanium, it’s both light and strong… and pretty expensive. But the benefits may out-“weight” the tradeoffs for Lotus, as the premium sports-car builder is exploring the dusty silver-hued metal for use in its vehicles.

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2016 Audi R8 Supercar Spotted in Action… Again!

What is this, spy-photo Friday? First our intrepid picture-makers nabbed the 2015 Subaru Outback driving in Europe, then they tagged the new Audi A6 cavorting in the snow. Now they’ve sent us images of the German company’s upcoming 2016 Audi R8 supercar. Excited? You should be.

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GM's All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations.

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Everything You Need to Know About the First Turbocharged Ferrari Engine in Decades

The Geneva Motor Show always plays host to a throng of exciting ultra-high-performance automobiles and this year’s installment was no exception. Lamborghini revealed its sultry new Huracán, McLaren unwrapped the alluring 650S and even Pagani’s outlandish Zonda Revolución made a showing. But the folks in Maranello, Italy were not to be out done.

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there? 

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How Do Winter Tires Work?
With the Midwest and eastern states smothered in snow and accosted by abnormally frigid temperatures, this winter has been uncommonly excruciating for people in the Northern U.S. Given the brutal weather, tires are a surprisingly appropriate subject for discussion.

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How Do Traffic Jams Start?
It doesn’t get much better than zipping along in the fast lane on a beautiful day with your favorite tunes pumping and no vehicles ahead of you. But as is often the case this little slice of automotive paradise can quickly turn into the ninth circle of Hell.

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Toyota Investing $28 Million in Michigan Facilities

Michigan, it’s more than just Great Lakes, the Big Three and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. To the surprise of many, GM, Ford and Chrysler aren’t the only games in town. Practically every major OEM and supplier company has offices, technical centers or test facilities in the mitten state, and Toyota is making a major investment its facilities.

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Under the Hood: What is Torque? What is Horsepower?

Automakers are always looking for an edge over the competition. Any spec-sheet advantage, no matter how insignificant, is fair game. Engine output is often something they brag about. One vehicle may have more horsepower but a competing car could offer more torque. What’s the difference between these two measurements? What do they mean? Surprisingly these terms are totally different but related.

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Toyota Developing News Cars in America, For Americans

Until the 2013 Avalon project began, Toyota’s Technical Center in Ann Arbor was not a place of landmark innovations. This full sized sedan has changed that.

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What a Formula 1 Car Looks Like Inside

If there’s one thing that probably beats being on the drug that is Charlie Sheen, it’s driving an F1 car. For better or worse, the average person has about as much of a shot at piloting one as they would at surviving Sheen’s devil-may-care cocaine habit. 

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