Automotive Powertrain

For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A sporty(ish) sedan from VW, including an increasingly rare manual gearbox

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Happy Birthday, Bentley

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Bentley celebrates its centenary with a concept car

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ZF Gets Big Orders for Innovative Transmission

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM

This eight-speed was designed from the start with electrification in mind

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About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2019 at 9:30 AM

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant

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MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Knights Edition

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A special edition of what is arguably a special car because this is a vehicle for people who like to drive and it seems most people now just like to carry stuff in their vehicles and the driving is but a means to an end.

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Lasers in Parma

July 03, 2019 at 1:06 PM

To say that the GM Parma Metal Center is instrumental in the production of assembly and stampings for the OEM would be a huge understatement: at the 2.3-million ft2 facility the team processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day.

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The Unstately (But Remarkable) Performance of Bentley

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 01, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Who knew that a Bentley could be so brisk—and bold?

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The Globe from the Powertrain Perspective

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 01, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Although there are some who think that the internal combustion engine (ICE) is doomed, that it is gasping its last intake sequence and will soon be completely exhausted, James Martin, Senior Research Analyst, Powertrain and Compliance, IHS Markit, is not one of them.

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Numbers Released

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 9:59 AM

The aluminum mill in the Mustang Shelby GT500 really churns out some performance.

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2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 6:52 AM

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

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2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2019 at 6:17 AM

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

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