Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car
Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance of 767 hp. The 918 RSR is an evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder hybrid concepts last year. The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V8 from the RS Spyder racer and has electric motor on each of the front wheels that provide 75 kilowatts each for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak. Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a flywheel.
New 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
The new Ford Taurus SHO is the sportiest Taurus yet to wear the coveted performance badge. With its unique blend of the award-winning, fuel-efficient EcoBoost™ engine, enhanced driving dynamics and performance-inspired design, the new Taurus SHO shows it means business. An unprecedented combination of horsepower, technology and fuel economy takes this acclaimed sporting sedan to a whole new level.
Taurus SHO is drawing new shoppers to the Ford showroom, based on its unmatched combination of 365 twin-turbocharged EcoBoosthorsepower, torque-sensing all-wheel drive, available technologies and up to 25 EPA-rated mpg on the highway.
For discriminating automotive performance enthusiasts demanding the ultimate in uncompromised dynamics and response, the 2013 Taurus SHO offers a new Performance Package that is engineered to deliver greater handling responsiveness, power and durability under more sporting driving conditions.
The SHO Performance Package includes:
- Package-specific sport-tuned suspension with unique dampers and springs
- Performance brake pads and unique track-tuned calipers
- Recalibrated EPAS
- Electronic Stability Control track mode with true off
- 3.16 to 1 final drive ratio for enhanced off-the-line acceleration
- Enhanced extreme-duty cooling system
- 20-inch machined and painted wheels
- 245/YR20 performance summer-compound tires
All-New Chevrolet Colorado (pickup truck) - design details in HD
The all-new Chevrolet Colorado, designed and engineered to be General Motors' toughest, highest-performing and most-refined midsize pickup truck ever, made its global debut today in Thailand. The Colorado range is the product of a five-year, $2 billion vehicle program developed across five continents for customers in more than 60 markets around the world.
NEW EcoBoost Technology Animation
Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles annually in North America during the next five years. EcoBoost's combination of direct injection and turbocharging mitigates the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and Boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy.
The EcoBoost family of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines features turbocharging and direct injection technology. Compared with more expensive hybrids and diesel engines, EcoBoost builds upon today's affordable gasoline engine and improves it, providing more customers with a way to improve fuel economy and emissions without compromising driving performance.
"Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies, customers can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine through fuel savings in approximately 30 months. A diesel will take an average of seven and one-half years, while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to recoup -- given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.
Ford will introduce EcoBoost on the new Lincoln MKS flagship in 2009, followed by the Ford Flex and other vehicles. By 2013, Ford will have more than half a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles on the road annually in North America.
In 2009, Ford first will introduce EcoBoost on the Lincoln MKS featuring a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. It will produce the power and torque of a V-8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V-6. In fact, with an estimated 340-horsepower and more than 340 lb.-ft. of torque, the Lincoln MKS will be the most powerful and fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive luxury sedan in the market.
5-Stroke Engine - Concept
Further information at www.5-stroke-engine.com
Mario Illien, expert on racing engines expresses his opinions regarding the 5-stroke concept (inventor: Gerhard Schmitz, Belgium). The video has been released for publication by courtesy of NZZ.
F150 Ecoboost real city MPG
This is my 2011 F150 showing a REAL city MPG's at 16.4 steady. If you guys want to show your MPG's to the world, at least wait until the trip computer calculates the average before shooting the video and stop teasing people. As for those of you who live in flat-lands states where your highways are perfectly flat and have little or no dips or inclines. PLEASE! do us a favor, and let people know that your area is mostly flat and stop teasing people with those videos showing ridiculously high MPG's, because your MPGs are always going to be high. There are other people watching those videos believing their F150 ecoBoost will get the same MPG, when in reality they never will unless they move to a flat land state. I live and drive around Hagerstown, MD. and this video reflect my daily commute in and around the city.
Ford's EcoBoost Technology
The up-coming 2020 corporate average fuel economy standards have the world's automakers running scared. The new rules require that they meet a fleet-wide average of 35 miles per gallon. That's for cars AND trucks. To do it Ford is working on an interesting near-term strategy for improving its numbers and increasing performance. It's called EcoBoost. It's an engine setup that uses turbo charging and direct fuel injection for more power and efficiency. Here's a quick look inside this exciting engine setup.
120hp Ford B-Max Ecoboost animation
The B-MAX brings new standards of fuel efficiency to the compact MAV class with Ford's latest petrol and diesel powertrains equipped with low-CO2 ECOnetic Technologies.
The petrol engine line-up is led by the three-cylinder 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine, available in 100PS and 120PS versions. Equipped with the Ford Auto-Start-Stop system as standard, the 120PS EcoBoost engine achieves class-leading CO2 emissions of 114g/km and fuel consumption of 4.9l/100km (57.6mpg). Other petrol engine options include the 90PS 1.4-litre Duratec unit, or the 105PS 1.6-litre Duratec engine which is paired with Ford's high-efficiency PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission with advanced dual clutch technology.
B-MAX is available with a choice of two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines; each offering best-in-class fuel efficiency. The 95PS 1.6-litre engine delivers CO2 emissions of 104g/km and fuel consumption of 4.0l/100km (70.6mpg). The 75PS 1.5-litre diesel, closely derived from the 1.6-litre engine, appears for the first time in Ford's European product range. It achieves CO2 emissions of 109g/km and fuel consumption of 4.1l/100km (68.9mpg).
ECOnetic Technologies fitted as standard to all B-MAX vehicles include Electric Power Assisted Steering, which requires less energy than hydraulic power assisted steering systems, Gear Shift Indicator to highlight the most efficient gear changing points, and the Ford Eco Mode driver information system which helps drivers adopt a more economical driving style. Smart Regenerative Charging, which charges the battery at the most economical point in a journey, is also featured on the 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5/1.6-litre Duratorq engines.
Volkswagen TSI Engine 3D Animation
https://www.eurocarnews.com - Volkswagen AG - The most effective means for reducing fuel consumption is so-called downsizing. By reducing displacement and thereby lowering frictional losses, a lower specific fuel consumption can be achieved, and this goes hand in hand with better efficiency. The innovative path to the future is the combination of Supercharger and turbocharger. The Supercharger compensates for typical drive-off weakness at low revs of purely turbocharged gasoline engines, while the turbocharger really puts out at higher revs. This combination of two types of chargers is unique among engines mass-produced worldwide.