The engine in your typical American car in 2020 is known as a “4-stroke gasoline engine”, and also as an “Internal Combustion Engine”. What does that mean? And what are pistons, valves, cam shafts, crank shafts, connecting rods and so on? Why do we need these things in the engine? Why are some car engine “four cylinders”, or “6 cylinders”, and what is a V8? Let’s find out.
See also these amazing animations and descriptions: Internal Combustion Engine by Bartosz Ciechanowski
F1 race cars are cars, and they use piston engines like a normal car, but the engines are highly evolved
Other engines seen in cars
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