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A brief History of AMG V8 engines

Long tradition of powerful AMG V8 engines

TYRE TECHNOLOGY Q & A

 TYRE TECHNOLOGY Q & A

We have said it many times before and it still bears repeating that tyres are indeed the single most cost-effective way to change the entire character of one’s car. We take an in depth look at how and why it works.

1.What are tyres made of?

Honda delves into Solar Cell production

TOKYO, Japan, August 6, 2010 - Honda Soltec Co., Ltd., Honda's wholly-owned solar cell subsidiary, today began sales of two new residential-use solar cell modules with maximum output of 130W and 120W respectively, as well as a power conditioner with rated output of 5.5kW, adding to its lineup of home-use modules.

The Ultimate Solution? Part 4 Its already here!!

The Solution?


The ultimate aim would be to run all of human civilization's daily needs with the same amount of energy falling upon the surface of the earth every day. The energy we are talking about is vast and more than enough for our needs. So how do we tap into it?

Electric Dreams. Part 3 Why going forward might mean going backwards

Electricity – the common denominator

Electricity is indeed the common currency uniting all these various forms of power generation. So the question then is where does hydrogen or even biofuels fit in if at all? At the moment it appears the capacity of the renewable forms of alternative energy cannot fill the shoes of all the fossil-fuel burning power generation at least not yet though the potential is there and its a guilt free trip.

Reduce, Replace, Renew. Part 2 A strategy maybe

Reduce, Replace, Renew. Sounds easy. Hard to do

The strategy to reduce, replace and renew sounds simple but is fraught with technological foibles and geo-political tangles. The big question is, can we wean ourselves from this awful habit of excess consumption? Can we actually lower our per capita energy consumption after having lived in the lap of luxury for so long?

FUEL CRISIS, FOOD CRISIS OR ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS? Part 1 A primer

FUEL CRISIS, FOOD CRISIS OR ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS?
By MP

We will loathe the day when we have to perform our commutes in an electric vehicle but it is a scenario that with each passing day moves closer to becoming a reality

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Pascal:The metric measurement for pressure where 1 Pascal=1 Newton per square metre
PDK: Stands for Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe which is their version of a double clutch transmission similar to the DSG box, twins separated at birth
Pitch: The movement of a car on its suspension in reaction to braking or acceleration
Pneumatic Valves: Valves that are operated by air pressure used in F-1 engines to develop valve timing charts that look like square waves

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The McPherson strut

 

 

 

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