Quick: What is this car?
The “L” in the oval gives it away as a Lexus.
Indeed, this is the LS 400, the model year 1990 vehicle that went on sale in the U.S. in the fall of 1989.
The “400” in its name went to the point that it has a 4.0-liter engine. The V8 produced 250 hp. The car had a four-speed automatic.
Fast forward 25 years.
This is the 2015 Lexus LS 460.
It, not surprisingly, has a 4.6-liter V8. It produces 386 hp. It has an eight-speed automatic.
Funny how much—visibly, performance-wise—things change in a quarter century.
Will the 2015 look as, um, vintage 25 years hence?
The thing about the Wrangler Willys Wheeler: It is a toy for a grown-up boy.
GM gives its mid-size pickup customers what they’ve been clamoring for, a clean and quiet, high-torque, fuel-efficient diesel.
Generally, when OEMs produce aluminum engine blocks (aluminum rather than cast iron because cast iron weighs like cast iron), they insert sleeves into the piston bores—cast iron sleeves.