Holy shit, 41% thermal efficiency out of a gasoline engine

This post was originally written for Oppositelock, but with the impending death of Kinja user blogs, I’m reposting it here.

Last week, Toyota detailed their next-generation powertrains for vehicles on their new architecture. In addition to several new transmissions, they announced a new modular engine family supporting varying cylinder displacements (much like Mazda‚Äôs SkyActiv-G family) and cylinder count, and detailed the first variant of that, the 2.5 liter Dynamic Force (what an awful marketing name) engine, which is almost certainly destined for the new Camry.

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