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Short Review: Winners of the Le Mans Racing After World War 2

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an automobile endurance racing event held in France each year, that participated racing cars need to run in a closed circuit of 13.629 km in length (Circuit de la Sarthe), for 24 hours continuously with brief stops for refueling/maintenance or change driver.


Above image: the Porsche 919 Hybrid (2015 winner)

There are multiple categories in the race (LMP1, LMP2, GT Endurance Pro, GT Endurance AM). In each race, every category has its corresponding own winner, and there is also an overall winner too...

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From Honda Accord Hybrid to Koenigsegg Regera

Some of you may wonder why we are talking about Honda Accord and Koenigsegg Regera at the same time. At first glance, these two cars are totally unrelated: the Honda Accord Hybrid has only 196HP combined system power, while the Koenigsegg Regera has 1,500HP. The Accord Hybrid starts from $29,305, while the Koenigsegg Regera carries a price tag of $1,890,000 (close to 1.9 million).


Above image: the Koenigsegg Regera in the 2015 Geneva auto show

In fact, despite the huge difference in power output and price, these two cars have one common feature: they are the only two production cars that connects an internal combustion engine (ICE) directly to the driving wheels...

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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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Short Analysis: Ferrari 3.9L Turbo V8 in the 488 GTB

Our Exclusive Analysis of the Brand-new Ferrari 488 GTB Engine

Yesterday we covered the news that Ferrari is announcing the new 488 GTB, which is going to replace the current 458 Italia. In that report, you may find the fact that both of the 488 GTB and California T’s engines have the same displacement (3.9L), the same cylinder numbers (V8), and they are both turbocharged. So here comes a question: are these two engines the same? To answer this question, let’s first take a look at the below photos.

Image 1: 3.9L Turbo V8 in the 488 GTB


Image 2: 3.9L Turbo V8 in the California T


Basically speaking, these 2 engines share the same cylinder block, and the valvetrains are pr...

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Turbocharged Ferrari 488 GTB Packs 661HP under Its Hood

Ferrari 488 GTB Debut

Nowadays turbocharging is common across the whole automobile industry, even for exotic sports cars which require instant quick throttle response. This is exactly true for Ferrari. For example, the 2015 Ferrari California T has already using a turbocharged 3.9L V8 engine which outputs 553hp.


Today Ferrari announced the 458 Italia successor, named “488 GTB”. The new model is using the similarĀ  3.9Lturbocharged V8, with enhancements and upgrades (Ferrari did not mention details in the press release) to boost the output to 661 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.

Although it is not the first time that Ferrari employs turbocharging in its recent models, this is ...

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