Perhaps ironically, one of the dumbest remaining parts of a modern, electronically controlled combustion engine is the cylinder head. Sure, many of them can alter valve timing and lift, but not infinitely, not very quickly, and never on a per-cylinder, per-combustion-event basis. Great engineering minds at Lotus, Ricardo, Valeo, and others have endeavored to replace
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Acura’s NSX gets a bold new color option for 2020. The color, Indy Yellow Pearl, pays homage to Spa Yellow, also known as Indy Yellow in some markets, one of two yellows offered on the first-generation NSX. Yellow was a surprisingly popular choice for first-generation NSX buyers: About 20 percent of all NSXs built between
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Turns out limited-production hypercars aren’t necessarily great moneymakers, even when they cost more than $2 million. Automobili Pininfarina shocked audiences at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with the Battista, an all-electric hyper-GT with nearly 1,900 hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque. The car’s incredible design and projected performance figures may justify its price tag, but
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The Nissan Versa has been known for its good value, decent interior space, cargo room, and…that’s it. The Versa didn’t really bring anything interesting to the table, but things are changing with the 2020 Nissan Versa, which is getting a good-looking design, more interior space, and lots of safety technologies. What that means is that
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The Triplets of Belleville‘s strangeness is delightful. Toward the end of this 2003 animated film, the bad guys fumble over themselves to catch (or kill) our heroes who make their escape—slowly—in a bicycle-propelled vehicle while comically stretched Citroën 2CVs successively meet their end. As cartoonish as some action movies can get, for me, they’ve got
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