New microwave ignition system may bring 30% fuel savings

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The writing is on the wall for the good old combustion engine. In couple decades electric cars will outnumber fuel burners by order of magnitude. Eventually fossil fuel burning cars will face legal extinction and only mechanical engines left on the road will be grandfathered collectible classics.

There is, however, continued work in the area of combustion engines, and one particular German startup is making big promises for the sunset years ...more

1d ago by FastestLaps

5 Mercedes claim SUV Nürburgring record

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After beating nearly all 4-door cars with "4 door coupe" AMG GT 63 S, Mercedes are re-targeting their attack to the crossover/SUV category, now claiming to have world's fastest SUV at Nürburgring - the Mercedes Benz GLK class.

Video released by Mercedes AMG show the 510 horsepower GLK 63 AMG laping Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 49.3 seconds, beating previous SUV record by 2.4 seconds.

According to Mercedes, this was first timed GLK ...more

3w ago by FastestLaps

23 BMW M4 GT4 laps Hockenheim in 1 minute, 6,7 seconds

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Here is a lap time for BMW M4 GT4 race car on the Hockenheim Short. Test driver was Christian Gebhardt from Sport Auto magazine Germany.

BMW M4 GT4 is not a road car, but this lap is interesting, because GT4 cars are very close to series production cars, with very little or no fundamental changes.

Here on Fastestlaps.com you can find lap times for F1 cars, LMP1 cars and motorcycles, but GT4 ...more

1m ago by honzakoubek