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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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Do vehicle exhaust systems need back pressure?

When we have an automotive concept that involves complex science, we know just who to turn to for a proper explanation. That would be Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained. Today's concept is all about pressure. More specifically, it's about the idea of back pressure and whether or not this it's a good thing inside of an internal combustion engine. Like a...

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Mercedes-AMG designers share their insights about the Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One was potentially one of the most hyped supercars of 2017. The brand didn't disappoint when the car was revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show with an electrified 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 and a split turbo that helped give it more than 1,000 horsepower. We've drooled over the technical specifications and vehicle construction...

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Get ready for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class debut on January 15

The mighty Mercedes-Benz G-Class is in for its first major redesign since the vehicle was introduced in civilian form in 1979, and the new version of the iconic Gelandewagen will be revealed to the world on January 15 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In the lead up, Mercedes has released a video that highlights the...

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What’s the difference between turbo lag and boost threshold?

The automotive enthusiast community occasionally mixes and matches a few of its key terms. Wheels versus rims, for example. Another example can be found when dealing with engines that breathe through a bit of forced induction. On a turbocharged engine, there are two physical concepts that can often confuse folks. In one corner we have boost threshold. In...

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Watch the new TVR Griffith be built in under 3 minutes

Is the world ready for a brand-new offering from TVR? We're surely ready to find out, because the British automaker is back with a fresh vehicle. It's reviving the Griffith nameplate, and it showed the new car for the first time during September's 2017 Goodwood Revival. TVR stopped cranking out its loud, insane sports cars back in 2006 but new ownership is...

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Here’s how Mobil 1 ensures it make a 20,000-mile claim

Not all oils are created equal, and there's a new product on the market that comes with a pretty bold claim. Mobil 1 Annual Protection promises a life of 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, before the oil needs to be changed. Intrigued by the claim, chief explainer Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained decided to go behind the scenes and look...

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Matthew McConaughey returns for 2018 Lincoln Navigator ad spot

Lincoln's brand ambassador has returned for another intriguing advertisement, this time for the new 2018 Navigator luxury SUV. The brand launched the ad spot on Thursday before it makes its television debut on January 1 during the College Football Playoff. The spot, titled "Perfect Rhythm," features a quiet McConaughey as he approaches a railroad crossing...

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Documentary details iconic McGee/Scritchfield 1932 Ford roadster

If you had to pick one car as the quintessential hot rod, the McGee/Scritchfield Roadster would be as good a choice as any. It's one of the most legendary, historic, and iconic hot rods in the history of the hobby, and it's a car that lived numerous lives. This documentary, by the Historic Vehicle Association's ThisCarMattersFilms, traces the history of the...

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Porsche reminds us that the 911 was originally called a 901

The numbers 9, 1 and 1, arranged in that order, are today iconic among sports car fans. The arrangement is the name of the car that signifies the essence of Porsche, so clearly it's very important to the automaker. However, this wasn't always the case. In fact, if it wasn't for Peugeot, the 911 today would probably be known as the 901. As...

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