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That Time Nissan Built A Turbocharged And Supercharged Micra

The Nissan Micra, or March, has at times through history been a boredom-fest, a glorified mobility scooter and a safe, sensible first car option, but once upon a time it was also a bit unhinged...

That Time Toyota Made Its Own Humvee And Called It 'Mega Cruiser'

Toyota designed the Mega Cruiser for the Japanese military in the 1990s, and it shares more than a passing resemblance to the American Humvee...

That Time Isuzu Made A Formula One Engine And Put It In A Pickup

What happens when you put a 3.5-litre V12 race engine into a ute? You get this - the Isuzu Como F1 Super Truck

That Time AMC Tried And Failed To Build A Ferrari Killer

AMC may be best known for building strange-looking economy cars and years of financial hardship, but their AMX/3 prototype was one of the most exotic sports cars of the 1970s

That Time Ford Tried To Turn The Mustang Into A Luxury Car

Although the Ford Mustang will be forever associated with brash American muscle, the Mustang Grande prioritized comfort and luxury over power and speed

Mazda Once Made A 2.25L V6 And It's Spectacularly Complex

The Miller cycle V6 in the Mazda Millenia S is one of the most fascinating engines ever made. Here's how it works

7 Successful Examples of Automotive Co-Branding

Sometimes, automakers form marketing alliances with companies that have nothing to do with cars. Here are seven brand partnerships that worked brilliantly

That Time A Paper Mill Was Blamed For A Massive Highway Crash

This is the story of how a paper factory played a perceived role in a devastating 99-car pileup in southeastern Tennessee

That Time A Bridge Failed Just 42 Days After Opening To Traffic

Less than two months after opening to traffic, one of the most important bridges on the Trans-Canada Highway failed. Here's how a state-of-the-art design succumbed to a basic engineering blunder

A Brief History Of Turbochargers In Cars

With the number of turbocharged vehicles on the road these days, it's hard to believe that turbos were almost unheard of 50 years ago. Here's a boosted history lesson on forced induction

A Brief History Of The Power Stroke Diesel Engine

Throughout its life, Ford's heavy-duty diesel pickup engine has created its share of loyal fans and avowed haters. Here's everything you need to know about the history of the Power Stroke Diesel

That Time A Bridge Sank Due To A Sublime Roadworks Fail

A combination of engineering oversights, road construction, and Mother Nature resulted in one of the strangest road bridge failures in human history

That Time A Town Had To Be Demolished After Roadworks Went Horribly Wrong

Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, this American town's road maintenance program unwittingly caused one of the largest environmental and public health disasters in American history

Here's Where VW's Tartan GTI Seats Originate From

The iconic 'Clark Plaid' seats found in modern and classic Golf GTIs alike can be traced back to a trained porcelain painter who'd been inspired by her travels through Britain