Category Technical Talk

Do You Know Lamborghini Has Made a SUV?

Maybe you have already heard of the 2017 Lamborghini Urus, which is a SUV model going to compete with rivals such as the Bentley Bentayga and also the upcoming Rolls-Royce SUV. However, do you recognize the below SUV?


This SUV is made by Lamborghini almost 20 years ago, and it is called the Lamborghini LM002. It was produced between 1986 and 1993, and a total of 328 units were produced.

In many people’s impression, Lamborghini is an exotic brand which makes sports cars, so you may wonder why Lamborghini build this SUV model? This is the story:

Initially, Lamborghini wanted to bid for a military vehicle project from the US army back in 1977...

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Exclusive: 2016 Ford Focus RS AWD System Analysis

Details about the AWD system on the Ford Focus RS has been debated for 2 months, since the day when Ford announced the new model in Detroit auto show.


Above image: 2016 Ford Focus RS on display in the 2015 Geneva auto show

Recently our friend who is working in Ford told us some design details of the Focus RS AWD system. Before we diving into the detailed analysis, please take a look at the below poster from Ford.


(Source: Ford Motor Company)


Interested in other topics related to AWD systems? We have more great articles for you:

AWD System Dissected: Audi Quattro vs. Volkswagen 4Motion

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Let’s Talk About Engine Valve Technology

You probably do not know what does “engine valve technology” mean if you are not a car enthusiast. However, you may have already heard of terms like “VVT-i” (on Toyota cars), “VTEC” (for Honda), “VANOS” and “Valvetronic” (for BMW), “VarioCam” (Porsche). These are how each auto maker name its engine valve technology. In this article I would try to discuss some interesting stuffs about this topic.


The internal combustion engine in a modern automobile is a 4-stroke engine, and it has intake and exhaust valves. It is easy to imagine that the optimal timing of the open/close of the valves, should not be fixed under all workloads...

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Short Comparison: 10 Exotic Car Makers

McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Pagani, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, Maserati are some brands that many people cannot afford. However this cannot stop us from examining them from the technical aspect: since they represent the most state-of-the-art technologies in the current automotive industry.


It is hard to judge and rank these exotic car makers, due to the fact that building a car involves lots of different technical areas. In this article, I will try to provide you a high-level holistic view, showing you what is the “house special” for each of them.


They are good at car body and chassis design...

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(2015 Feb Special Issue) AWD System Dissected: Audi Quattro vs. Volkswagen 4Motion

A note from admin: we received a lot of emails from our readers inquiring more details and answers to some related questions. To make our editor’s job easier, please submit your comment or question at the bottom of this article. Every question will be reviewed and answered.

When talking about all-wheel-drive systems within the Volkswagen Group, most consumers usually know only two terms: the Quattro in Audi, and also the 4Motion in Volkswagen.


However, they are not just simply two systems: in fact the situation behind these are much more complicated than it appears to be. In this article, I will briefly analyze the AWD systems in Audi and VW cars.


The Audi ...

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