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  • It's easy to get tired of everyone and their mother LS-swapping their cars. Every once in a while, someone will pop up with a unique powerplant switch-up that makes you raise an eyebrow—but typically, most people go with the safe, traditional choices when switching motors. However, this engine-swapped BMW M6 will not only make your face twitch, but also kick you in the stomach and make you ask for more—all thanks to a wickedly powerful six-rotor heart. Your author been following this build over on Engine Swap Depotfor sometime, and now that it's finally finished, the owner has listed it for sale. The car was built by AJ Racing in South Africa, a renowned tuner shop at the continent's tip. The peripheral port Wankel engine was pieced together by KiwiRE, a credible name in the rotary game. A ludicrously long spec sheet is included in the ad, all together making for what is surely the most uniquely modified M6 out there. It was dyno'd at 478 horsepower while revvin..

    There’s an Insane BMW M6 With a 6-Rotor Engine Up for Sale in South Africa

    It's easy to get tired of everyone and their mother LS-swapping their cars. Every once in a while, someone will pop up with a unique powerplant switch-up that makes you raise an eyebrow—but typically, most people go with the safe, traditional choices when switching motors. However, this engine-swapped BMW M6 will not only make your face twitch, but also kick you in the stomach and make you ask for more—all thanks to a wickedly powerful six-rotor heart. Your author been following this build over on Engine Swap Depotfor sometime, and now that it's finally finished, the owner has listed it for sale. The car was built by AJ Racing in South Africa, a renowned tuner shop at the continent's tip. The peripheral port Wankel engine was pieced together by KiwiRE, a credible name in the rotary game. A ludicrously long spec sheet is included in the ad, all together making for what is surely the most uniquely modified M6 out there. It was dyno'd at 478 horsepower while revvin..
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  • We love a crazy, outlandish engine swap, but there’s also a charm to the more toned-town swaps that add just enough extra guts to a classic car to just make it more usable in everyday driving. A good example of that restraint is in this 1976 BMW 2002 for sale on eBay which, rather than some M3 engine, has an M42 inline-four under the hood.The BMW M42 engine originally saw duty in four-cylinder variants of the E36. Specifically, the BMW 318i and 318is from 1992 to 1995. It’s a 1.8-liter, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with a modest horsepower rating of 138 while making 129 foot-pounds of torque in stock form. In this BMW 2002, the M42 is lashed to a five-speed manual transmission.While the new engine is a big change, there are plenty of other differences between this car and a stock 2002. This Frankenstein has seats from a Honda Prelude, a front spoiler from a Volkswagen MK1 GTI, and side mirrors from a Porsche 914. That’s an awful lot of different brands crammed into one vehicle. ..

    eBay Find: 1976 BMW 2002 with a Modest E36 M42 Engine

    We love a crazy, outlandish engine swap, but there’s also a charm to the more toned-town swaps that add just enough extra guts to a classic car to just make it more usable in everyday driving. A good example of that restraint is in this 1976 BMW 2002 for sale on eBay which, rather than some M3 engine, has an M42 inline-four under the hood.The BMW M42 engine originally saw duty in four-cylinder variants of the E36. Specifically, the BMW 318i and 318is from 1992 to 1995. It’s a 1.8-liter, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with a modest horsepower rating of 138 while making 129 foot-pounds of torque in stock form. In this BMW 2002, the M42 is lashed to a five-speed manual transmission.While the new engine is a big change, there are plenty of other differences between this car and a stock 2002. This Frankenstein has seats from a Honda Prelude, a front spoiler from a Volkswagen MK1 GTI, and side mirrors from a Porsche 914. That’s an awful lot of different brands crammed into one vehicle. ..
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  • Toro Rosso, Honda, McLaren, and Renault have all been part of a confusing situation that certainly changes the F1 landscape for 2018. With Carlos Sainz Jr. hopping ship from Toro to Renault, and McLaren switching engine partners from Honda to the French supplier, things are shaping up to be much different next season. However, recent reports have shown that everything could have been much crazier as Renault apparently wanted Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo as part of the new engine trade deal.Sources close to the situation told Motorsport.comthat prior to landing Sainz Jr., Renault was actively seeking out Ricciardo, who was recently called "the most reliable driver in F1" by sport legend Mark Weber. This, as it proves, was asking too much of Red Bull as the team promptly shifted focus to Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. after Ricciardo's continued success in 2017. It also follows a report that Red Bull could be headed for a Honda partnership as quick as next year as a result ..

    Renault Reportedly Wanted Ricciardo From Red Bull as Part of Engine Deal

    Toro Rosso, Honda, McLaren, and Renault have all been part of a confusing situation that certainly changes the F1 landscape for 2018. With Carlos Sainz Jr. hopping ship from Toro to Renault, and McLaren switching engine partners from Honda to the French supplier, things are shaping up to be much different next season. However, recent reports have shown that everything could have been much crazier as Renault apparently wanted Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo as part of the new engine trade deal.Sources close to the situation told Motorsport.comthat prior to landing Sainz Jr., Renault was actively seeking out Ricciardo, who was recently called "the most reliable driver in F1" by sport legend Mark Weber. This, as it proves, was asking too much of Red Bull as the team promptly shifted focus to Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. after Ricciardo's continued success in 2017. It also follows a report that Red Bull could be headed for a Honda partnership as quick as next year as a result ..
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  • It was announced earlier in the week that McLaren and Honda had decided to cut ties and end their ongoing engine partnership. This news meant that McLaren was left with one option for 2018 in Renault Sport, an agreement that was rumored to have already been made by team chief Zak Brown near the time of the Italian Grand Prix. However, speculation can now be stopped as McLaren has officially announced its engine partnership with Renault that will stand through the 2020 season.This doesn't come as much of a surprise—a long and convoluted trade that sent Carlos Sainz Jr. to Renault and set Toro Rosso up for a Honda partnership in 2018 meant that McLaren's announcement would soon follow. For many fans of the team, this comes as a good sign that will hopefully put an end to the heartache caused by the woes of Honda's troubled engine supply.This marks the first time the two manufacturers have cooperated in Formula One. McLaren's press release detailed the newfound partn..

    McLaren Announces F1 Engine Contract With Renault Through 2020

    It was announced earlier in the week that McLaren and Honda had decided to cut ties and end their ongoing engine partnership. This news meant that McLaren was left with one option for 2018 in Renault Sport, an agreement that was rumored to have already been made by team chief Zak Brown near the time of the Italian Grand Prix. However, speculation can now be stopped as McLaren has officially announced its engine partnership with Renault that will stand through the 2020 season.This doesn't come as much of a surprise—a long and convoluted trade that sent Carlos Sainz Jr. to Renault and set Toro Rosso up for a Honda partnership in 2018 meant that McLaren's announcement would soon follow. For many fans of the team, this comes as a good sign that will hopefully put an end to the heartache caused by the woes of Honda's troubled engine supply.This marks the first time the two manufacturers have cooperated in Formula One. McLaren's press release detailed the newfound partn..
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  • Since joining Formula 1 in 1994 as an engine supplier, Mercedes engines have powered cars that have earned a combined total of 149 Grand Prix wins, split between McLaren, Brawn, and its own factory team. 59 of these wins alone have come since the 2014 season, when Mercedes' 1.6-liter turbo V-6 proved the best of the three available engines due to a combination of an ingenious design and a significant horsepower advantage. Even throughout last year, Mercedes engines still led the way—but this year, their advantage is less convincing, with rival Ferrari taking four wins so far this season, and another expected this weekend in Singapore.As of Wednesday, Mercedes has made steps to guarantee that they will retain an engine advantage. During a dyno test session, their engine was found to have cracked 50 percent thermal efficiency, according to a report by Motorsport. The importance of thermal efficiency in Formula 1 has become emphasized by the limited fuel load, the ban on refueling,..

    Mercedes-AMG’s F1 Engine Has Cracked 50 Percent Thermal Efficiency, Report Says

    Since joining Formula 1 in 1994 as an engine supplier, Mercedes engines have powered cars that have earned a combined total of 149 Grand Prix wins, split between McLaren, Brawn, and its own factory team. 59 of these wins alone have come since the 2014 season, when Mercedes' 1.6-liter turbo V-6 proved the best of the three available engines due to a combination of an ingenious design and a significant horsepower advantage. Even throughout last year, Mercedes engines still led the way—but this year, their advantage is less convincing, with rival Ferrari taking four wins so far this season, and another expected this weekend in Singapore.As of Wednesday, Mercedes has made steps to guarantee that they will retain an engine advantage. During a dyno test session, their engine was found to have cracked 50 percent thermal efficiency, according to a report by Motorsport. The importance of thermal efficiency in Formula 1 has become emphasized by the limited fuel load, the ban on refueling,..
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  • The newly launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X are noticeably different-looking from the previous generation iPhone models. But it is what driving these new iPhone models that is arguably far more exciting and displays company's major ambitions. Apple says the new iPhone models - all three of them - are powered by the Apple A11 Bionic SoC, its custom chip that features a 'neural engine' to handle machine learning or artificial intelligence based tasks, powering Face ID, Animoji, and other features.Smartphone companies, including Apple and Huawei, are increasingly placing bets on artificial intelligence for a range of new capabilities that were only a few years ago unimaginable. Huawei, for instance, recently announced Kirin 970, its own custom built chipset featuring "neural processing unit" that it claims will help accelerate image and voice recognition.Apple took its time to reveal what it has in store, but if the demonstration onstage at the event this..

    Apple’s New A11 Bionic SoC Featuring Neural Engine: Everything You Need to Know

    The newly launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X are noticeably different-looking from the previous generation iPhone models. But it is what driving these new iPhone models that is arguably far more exciting and displays company's major ambitions. Apple says the new iPhone models - all three of them - are powered by the Apple A11 Bionic SoC, its custom chip that features a 'neural engine' to handle machine learning or artificial intelligence based tasks, powering Face ID, Animoji, and other features.Smartphone companies, including Apple and Huawei, are increasingly placing bets on artificial intelligence for a range of new capabilities that were only a few years ago unimaginable. Huawei, for instance, recently announced Kirin 970, its own custom built chipset featuring "neural processing unit" that it claims will help accelerate image and voice recognition.Apple took its time to reveal what it has in store, but if the demonstration onstage at the event this..
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  • In a complex deal that involves Toro Rosso, Renault, and loosely McLaren, young Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. has reportedly signed to switch teams in 2018. A deal with Renault was made to relocate Sainz and sweeten the deal for an early termination of the two's engine supply agreement, freeing up allotted space for McLaren to drop Honda and use Renault powerplants next season. Motorsport.comlearned of the deal on Saturday that will land Sainz at Renault as early as this year's Malaysian Grand Prix. Ultimately, he will join Nico Hulkenberg in the team's push to advance past the mid-field, enticing Renault to end its existing contract with Toro Rosso. This means that the Red Bull sister team will switch to Honda engines in 2018, a rumor that surfaced earlier in the year.Renault had made its interest in Sainz clear after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. His steady improvement was seen as a key element to the team, and having two young yet experienced drivers was enoug..

    Sainz Move To Renault Frees Up Space For Engine Deal With McLaren, Report Says

    In a complex deal that involves Toro Rosso, Renault, and loosely McLaren, young Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. has reportedly signed to switch teams in 2018. A deal with Renault was made to relocate Sainz and sweeten the deal for an early termination of the two's engine supply agreement, freeing up allotted space for McLaren to drop Honda and use Renault powerplants next season. Motorsport.comlearned of the deal on Saturday that will land Sainz at Renault as early as this year's Malaysian Grand Prix. Ultimately, he will join Nico Hulkenberg in the team's push to advance past the mid-field, enticing Renault to end its existing contract with Toro Rosso. This means that the Red Bull sister team will switch to Honda engines in 2018, a rumor that surfaced earlier in the year.Renault had made its interest in Sainz clear after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. His steady improvement was seen as a key element to the team, and having two young yet experienced drivers was enoug..
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  • Proving that it's good at much more than just retro motorcycles, Triumph has developed the next-generation racing engine for the FIM Moto2 World Championship. The British bike firm is replacing Honda as the exclusive supplier for the middleweight racing class positioned right below the elite MotoGP racing series.The outgoing Honda is a 600cc inline-four and the new Triumph engine is a 765cc three-cylinder that will make its official debut in June of 2018, for the 2019 season. It’s based on the street version of the Triumph 765 that powers the new 2018 Street Triple. Triumph won’t tell us specs like horsepower or torque ratings, but we know the range-topping Street Triple RS makes 121 horsepower and 56 lb-ft of twist. We expect a healthy boost in those numbers in the Moto2 engine.Modifications to bring this power plant from the street to the track include a taller first gear ratio, a modified cylinder head for optimized gas flow, titanium valves and stiffer springs, a tunable sli..

    Watch and Hear the New Triumph Moto2 Racing Engine in Action

    Proving that it's good at much more than just retro motorcycles, Triumph has developed the next-generation racing engine for the FIM Moto2 World Championship. The British bike firm is replacing Honda as the exclusive supplier for the middleweight racing class positioned right below the elite MotoGP racing series.The outgoing Honda is a 600cc inline-four and the new Triumph engine is a 765cc three-cylinder that will make its official debut in June of 2018, for the 2019 season. It’s based on the street version of the Triumph 765 that powers the new 2018 Street Triple. Triumph won’t tell us specs like horsepower or torque ratings, but we know the range-topping Street Triple RS makes 121 horsepower and 56 lb-ft of twist. We expect a healthy boost in those numbers in the Moto2 engine.Modifications to bring this power plant from the street to the track include a taller first gear ratio, a modified cylinder head for optimized gas flow, titanium valves and stiffer springs, a tunable sli..
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  • Speak to pretty much anyone about SEO and the rhetoric will largely be in regards to the “Big G”. It makes sense. Google has a worryingly large share of the search engine market, especially in Europe and the US, so why would SEOs spend additional time trying to capture traffic from the lesser-used search engines? However, unless you’ve been a conspiracy theory style recluse for the last two decades, you will have noticed that China is a country with a rather large amount of people, and this comes with new opportunities. The Chinese market represents significant opportunity across the board. Admittedly, the opportunities within ultra high growth manufacturing businesses may not be what they were a decade ago but for those willing to make the jump there is the opportunity to tap into one of the world’s largest economies. The problem? The Chinese search market is one of the only places in the world where Google is not King; they’re not even heir apparent (they almost totally exited C..

    Baidu SEO: How to optimize for China’s biggest search engine

    Speak to pretty much anyone about SEO and the rhetoric will largely be in regards to the “Big G”. It makes sense. Google has a worryingly large share of the search engine market, especially in Europe and the US, so why would SEOs spend additional time trying to capture traffic from the lesser-used search engines? However, unless you’ve been a conspiracy theory style recluse for the last two decades, you will have noticed that China is a country with a rather large amount of people, and this comes with new opportunities. The Chinese market represents significant opportunity across the board. Admittedly, the opportunities within ultra high growth manufacturing businesses may not be what they were a decade ago but for those willing to make the jump there is the opportunity to tap into one of the world’s largest economies. The problem? The Chinese search market is one of the only places in the world where Google is not King; they’re not even heir apparent (they almost totally exited C..
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