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How Today’s F1 Engines Can Burn Oil to Make More Power

In a road car, burning oil is a bad thing, but in today’s F1 cars, it’s actually good. It seems counterintuitive that F1 engine designers would encourage oil burning in their engines, but if it’s controlled, it can help make more power. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained details the whole thing in his newest video. Oil burns when …

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Subaru Impreza WRX STI

HOW SUBARU’S 4 ALL WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEMS WORK?

Subaru has carved a niche in the vast automotive industry by doing one thing: equip every single car it sells with an all-wheel-drive system. That’s minus the BRZ, of course, which features rear-wheel drive. How does Subaru’s system actually work? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us just that, and he breaks down how all four of Subaru’s …

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HOW SUBARU’S AWD SYSTEM WORKS IN THE SNOW?

All-wheel-drive systems work in many different ways. They differ from four-wheel-drive systems in that they don’t have a transfer case that typically provides low-range gearing. They all can work full time (though many have an axle disconnect feature to preserve fuel), while 4WD systems may or may not be able to work full time. Today, …

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Is this new-old Mini the best Mini ever?

Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive could be the answer to our mini-mini dreams Remember the 2011 Mini Rocketman concept? It was BMW flirting with the idea of building a Mini-branded city car, comparable in size to the Issigonis-designed original. But whether it was the financial case or crash-regulations that killed it, it’s gone awfully …

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