Dyno Tested 347-Inch Small-Block Ford Makes Over 500hp

Westech’s Steve Brule sends us over a very impressive Ford small-block they recently tested. Aside from filming the super cool Engine Masters stuff at Westech, we do many of our engine build tests there, too. But even with all of that, the guys at Westech stay busy testing hundreds of cool engines that have nothing to do with MotorTrend. See […]

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The Car Connection’s Safest New Vehicles of 2020

New cars are safer than ever before. Fatal crashes are fewer, while miles traveled on American roadways are higher than ever before. Most new cars are equipped with vital life-saving equipment such as automatic emergency braking, and many can be equipped with even more new tech that can prevent crashes from happening.  This year, the IIHS toughened the criteria for […]

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Synthetic vs Conventional Oils and How To Pick the Correct Engine Oil Cooler – Hot Rod

Get rid of destructive heat with an external oil cooler for your engine, transmission, power steering and rearend. Have you ever considered how hot oil gets inside your engine, transmission, differential, or power steering? Excessive engine heat can cause unnecessary wear and tear along with premature failure. In normal operation, engine oil temperature needs to be at least 212 degrees […]

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2020 Mazda CX-30 earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 small crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS when equipped with certain headlights, the automaker announced Friday. New for 2020, the CX-30 earned “Good” ratings on all six crash tests performed by the non-profit safety agency, which for 2020 instituted more rigorous requirements to qualify for the industry’s most coveted safety award. Included in […]

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid nabs Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid joins the conventional CR-V in earning a 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced Tuesday. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid earned top “Good” ratings in all six crash tests, and a “Superior” rating in front crash prevention with both other vehicles and pedestrians. The only thing stopping the 2020 CR-V Hybrid from […]

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