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The Smallest Displacement Four-Cylinder Ever Put In A Luxury Car

Black 2003 Lexus LS 430

Luxury cars have long been synonymous with hefty V-8 or V-12 engines, delivering the power necessary to effortlessly drag these heavyweight vehicles along. Traditionally, comfort and spaciousness have taken precedence over speed, resulting in the use of larger engines to accommodate the weight and size of these prestigious automobiles. However, Lexus challenged convention by providing … Read more

10 Most Powerful Four-Cylinder Hondas Ever Built

Gray 2021 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG engine bay

Honda has innovated front-wheel drive engines for decades, and they have achieved legendary status for their ability to extract astonishing performance from modest displacement. These engines are a testament to Honda’s pursuit of perfection, akin to Porsche’s obsession with making rear-engine cars work well. For decades, Honda has held a commanding presence in this segment, … Read more

10 Sports Cars With The Smallest Engines, Ranked By Displacement


In today’s automotive industry, the pursuit of speed and excitement is not always linked to high-displacement engines. In fact, engine downsizing is a growing trend among automakers, a practice consisting of using smaller combustion engines over larger ones of the same power capacity. This stems from the goal set by car manufacturers to provide more … Read more

The Best Turbocharged Engines, Ranked Based On Horsepower And Reliability


We’ve said it before: reliability is difficult to determine for a myriad of reasons. However, once an engine has been on the market for a few years, we begin to get a pretty good idea of its long-term viability. Unlike determining the reliability of a specific vehicle, where the electronics, infotainment, transmission, and other components … Read more

10 Automakers That Had An Intimate Relationship With Inline-Five Engines

Gray 2021 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG engine bay

In the automotive world, there are a few engines that come in affordable packages that also manage to genuinely stir the soul of enthusiasts. Can you think of any, past or present? Perhaps, the 1,6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder in the current Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris and GR Corolla come to mind, and, from the past, the … Read more

The Best Naturally-Aspirated Engines, Ranked Based On Size and Reliability

Reliability has always been tricky to quantify. Finding a source that gives a reliability score is downright challenging and with good reason. With good engines, there will always be those who share their bad experiences, and with bad engines, there will always be those who don’t experience the expected problems. Car enthusiasts will argue for … Read more

The Struggle Porsche Faces With Keeping The V-8 Engine Alive

2022 Lexus LC Coupe

Summary Porsche commits to maintaining its V-8 engine beyond 2030, navigating regulations with adjustments. Euro 7 emissions regulations pose challenges for automakers in preserving emotional connections to classic engines like the V-8. Porsche seeks to strike a balance between classic V-8 engines and innovative EVs in future models. Porsche has officially announced that its robust … Read more

10 Things That Made The Ford 7.3 Godzilla V8 Crate Engine Downright Insane

Twin-turbo Godzilla V-8

Summary The 7.3-liter gas Ford Godzilla V8 engine was introduced to replace diesel engines, boasting 430 horsepower. The engine’s capability extends to reaching 790 horsepower naturally aspirated and 1,450 horsepower with a Whipple supercharger. Despite its massive power, the Godzilla engine delivers decent fuel efficiency, range, and reliability, and allows for extreme performance if desired. … Read more

The difference between gas and diesel engines.

Twin-turbo Godzilla V-8

Summary Gasoline is more refined than diesel, and ignites more easily and quicker, resulting in more power at the cost of more fuel. Diesel engines have higher compression ratios, combust without spark plugs, and provide better torque than gas alternatives. Gas engines spin faster with higher RPM and provide a smoother, quieter driving experience than … Read more

The Smallest Displacement V12 Engine Ever Put In A Production Car

Alfa Romeo 1500 gc engine

Self-balancing by default, V-12 engines have long been considered to be the smoothest running of engine layouts. Despite their complexity compared to lower-cylinder-count engines, which historically limited their presence to high-end vehicles, they have held a prominent place in automotive history since the early days. The pinnacle of their popularity was arguably in the late … Read more

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