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DeLorean releases new details about Back to the Future cars coming in May 2017









By Mary-Ann Russon
June 9, 2016 14:55 BST

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Back To The Future Day: Australian politician Mike Baird rides DeLorean to work
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The DeLorean Motor Company is pushing ahead with its plans to revive the iconic car
and has released new details about what improvements will be made to the new edition
ahead of production starting in April or May 2017.

The hugely popular 1980s sci-fi film franchise Back to the Future featured the DMC-12,
a stainless steel sports car with gull wing doors, as Doc Brown's indispensable time machine,
thus assuring that the car would become one of the most memorable of the 20th century.


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10 Cars With the Coolest Racing-Inspired Features







We live in a world where street cars have aerodynamic features inspired by race cars. How cool is that?​


By Chris Perkins
June 25, 2016

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One of the most exciting developments in modern performance cars is the increased use of clever, race-inspired aerodynamics. While it
used to be that most street car spoilers were for decoration only, we now get cars that generate real downforce in innovative ways.


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Why Does Premium Gas Cost So Much More Than Regular?









By Jeff Sabatini
June 23, 2016

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From the July 2016 issue


From 1995 through 2005, the national average price difference between regular and premium unleaded was
18 to 19 cents per gallon. Even when gas dropped ­below a dollar in 1999 or broke the three-dollar mark in 2005,
the premium for premium remained consistent. It ticked up some over the next few years, with the delta growing
to 25 cents by 2011. But since then, the price of high-test has been on a tear. The average upcharge reached
40 cents in 2015; this year it’s already grown to 47 cents.


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Happy Birthday, Three-Point Safety Belt







​Fifty-seven years ago this week, a Swedish engineer filed the patent for one of the most successful lifesaving devices ever created.


By Blake Z. Rong
July 11, 2016

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Nils Bohlin was an engineer at Saab, designing airplane catapults for pilots, when Volvo hired him to work on cars. By the 1950s, Volvo had
already figured out laminated windshields, padded dashboards, and even standard lap belts in a time when there were hardly any regulations
mandating its use. At Saab, Bohlin had concentrated his effort on ejecting pilots, getting them out of danger, moving them as quickly as
possible. At Volvo, he would be doing exactly the opposite: keeping drivers in place.


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These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work







Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.


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July 14, 2016

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With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers
are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show how something functions. This website put
together by Australian tire seller Tyroola provides excellent visual explainers for how many different types of forced induction work.


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So, what’s the difference between ‘4-wheel drive’ and ‘all-wheel drive?’









By Peter Braun
July 19, 2016

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While "4-wheel drive" and "all-wheel drive" are related, they are actually different in how they work and the resulting driving experience. Here's how they differ,
so you can figure out which system is right for your needs.



Despite the increasing number of online resources and shifting dealer strategies, car shopping is still a bother. Add in all the new car
segments, vehicle features, and technology acronyms, and the process becomes truly daunting.

There’s a long list of confusing topics when finding the right car, but all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) seem to consistently
confound salespeople and car shoppers alike. Often, these terms are used interchangeably, but are they really the same? In the motoring world,
they actually refer to very different systems, which can produce radically different results. But let’s get to the point: how does 4WD or AWD
impact your daily driving life, and which badge belongs on your car?


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5 Things You Should Never Do With a Turbocharged Car







If you own a turbocharged car, learn why you shouldn't do these five things.​​​​


By Chris Perkins
July 24, 2016

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The days where you needed to be an expert to drive a turbocharged performance car (like the first-gen 911 Turbo shown above) are long
gone, but there's still some skill involved. If you want to preserve the life of your turbocharged car and operate it safely, there are five
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