2020 Acura Nsx Suspension Deep Dive | How It Works

2020 Acura NSX Suspension Deep Dive | How it works

The Acura NSX has been a special car as long as I've been in the business. The first one came out in 1990, the same year I started my career in automotive engineering. I vividly remember driving one briefly back then when we brought one in for benchmarking. I'd drive it again 22 years later when my previous employer bought a used 1991 example for a long-term test. Reader interest was sky-high and the car was still gorgeous, but the march of time and automotive engineering had clearly left it behind.

Then, in 2016, a second-generation NSX emerged, and it was packed with bleeding-edge thinking. It has a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, but this new NSX is a hybrid with an electric motor-generator sandwiched between the engine and its nine-speed DCT transmission. Two more electric motors – one for each wheel – power the front axle. There they can add traction, regenerate electricity under braking and dole out hyper-accurate levels of torque vectoring.

2020 Mazda Mx-5 Miata Suspension Deep Dive | How It Works

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Suspension Deep Dive | How it works

Full disclosure: I'm a longtime Miata fan. And by longtime I mean since mid-1989, the year I obtained, through a series of fortunate connections, one of the three original Chicago auto show display cars. But this was no blatant attempt to butter up a journalist – I barely knew how to spell the word. At the time I worked for the Department of Defense and was racing SCCA showroom stock on the side.

It was destined to be a racecar. I was assured it'd be quick, but doubts surfaced when I arrived at Mazda's dealer training center to pick it up. "Oh, it's that cute Elan-looking thing," I probably said. But my mind was utterly changed when I eyeballed its double-wishbone suspension and other cleverly engineered features hiding beneath its skin. In subsequent years of racing – and eventually restoring – that car, I spent uncountable hours being impressed by it.

Junkyard Gem: 2005 Suzuki Aerio Sx Suzuki Works Techno

Junkyard Gem: 2005 Suzuki Aerio SX Suzuki Works Techno

Americans started buying new Suzuki cars with the debut of the 1985 Chevrolet Sprint and continued doing so through the era of the Geo/Chevrolet Metro and Tracker. Sales of the Samurai mini-SUV took off during the late 1980s, and the Swift sibling to the Metro became available here starting in 1989. The Suzuki American dream— at least the part involving four-wheeled, highway-legal vehicles— came crashing down in 2012, but the 2000s gave American Suzuki fans some interesting-yet-affordable machinery. We got the Kizashi (the side marker lights of which make great jack-O-lantern eyes) and the Suzuki Works Techno package for the Reno and the Aerio in 2005. I found a Reno SWT in California a few months back and figured that would be the first and last Suzuki Works Techno car I ever saw, but then this Aerio appeared in a Colorado car graveyard not long after that.

2020 Subaru Outback Suspension | How It Works, Ground Clearance

2020 Subaru Outback Suspension | How it works, ground clearance

The 2020 Subaru Outback is a completely redesigned car. It has a lot to offer in terms of new convenience features, and the driving experience is much improved. A good deal of that comes from chassis improvements, and indeed a lot of work went into making the body shell and suspension subframes more rigid so the suspension attachment points could be more robust and stable.

Don't let all of that rigidity talk make you think the ride itself is stiff. It isn't. Any suspension tuning engineer will tell you that a stable platform is necessary even if a smooth ride is the goal. Rigid attachment points make it easier to control ride motions and road imperfections within those components designed for that very job – the springs, dampers and suspension bushings.

2020 Toyota Supra Suspension | How It Works

2020 Toyota Supra Suspension | How it works

The new 2020 Toyota Supra is amazing, and by now its bold styling has begun to grow on me. It helps that the first one I drove proved to be an absolute blast on a tight and technical circuit, and this yellow example I've got now shows it to be a pleasant and compliant daily driver –– even on some pretty terrible broken concrete roads in my Southern California neighborhood.

Much of this, of course, has to do with the underlying BMW-ness of this car, which rides on a shared platform and is built at the same Austrian plant that assembles the BMW Z4 convertible. That said, Toyota deserves a lot of credit for solid choices when it comes to the Supra's distinct suspension tuning.

Japan Works To Ease Concerns On Virus Infections

Japan works to ease concerns on virus infections

Japan's government is strengthening its information sharing with authorities overseas to ease concerns over the domestic status on the spread of the new coronavirus.

An increasing number of foreign governments have started restricting entry of people from Japan. As of Wednesday morning, 29 countries and territories had taken such a measure, including China, South Korea, India and Israel.

Japan Works To Contain Coronavirus Spread

Japan works to contain coronavirus spread

New cases of the coronavirus in Japan have been confirmed, bringing the total to over 330, including 285 on a cruise ship offshore.

Health authorities are working quickly to come up with effective measures to contain the spread after they found it hard to track down the infection routes of some cases.

Canon Eos R With Hybrid Ef/rf Mount Reportedly In The Works

Canon EOS R With Hybrid EF/RF Mount Reportedly In The Works

The problem with a lot of camera systems is that generally speaking, lenses don’t come in a one-size-fits-all design. This means that even amongst the same brand, different models could use different lens mounts. This in turn creates a problem for photographers who are looking to adopt a new system and would either have to deal with adapters or buy a new set of lens entirely, which can be pretty expensive.

However, for Canon photographers, if you’re looking to make the move to the company’s EOS R series of mirrorless cameras but you have a bunch of EF mount lenses lying around, you could be in luck. This is because according to a report from Canon Rumors, they have heard that Canon is developing a new model of the EOS R that could come with an EF/RF hybrid mount.

Fujifilm Could Have Two New Cameras In The Works

Fujifilm Could Have Two New Cameras In The Works

According to the rumors, Fujifilm could be looking to announce its X-Pro3 camera later this month. However, it seems that in addition to the X-Pro3, the company could have two more cameras in the works. This is according to a tweet by Nokishita Camera in which it was discovered that the company had registered two new models.

The model numbers for the two new Fujifilm cameras are the FF190003 and the FF190005. At this point in time, it is unclear as to what these model numbers are referring to, but all we know is that there will be two new Fujifilm cameras that will be announced in the coming months. As Fuji Rumors notes, there is usually a 1-3 month waiting time from when a camera is registered to when it will be announced.

Ps5 Backwards Compatibility With Ps4 Still In The Works

PS5 Backwards Compatibility With PS4 Still In The Works

According to a report from Famitsu, it seems that Sony is still working on ensuring 100% backwards compatibility with the PS4. When asked about backwards compatibility, Sony was quoted as saying (translated by DualShockers’ Iyane Agossah), “Our development team is currently hard at work in order to make 100% backward compatibility with PS4 possible. Please wait for further information.”

The idea of backwards compatibility was initially revealed earlier this year in an article by WIRED, where Sony’s Mark Cerny confirmed that the PS5 would be backwards compatible with the PS4. However, this feature was not mentioned in Sony’s recent announcement, leading some to wonder if the feature could be launched in time or if it could come at a later date through a software update.

Nintendo Could Have A New Switch Lite In The Works With Fixed Controllers

Nintendo Could Have A New Switch Lite In The Works With Fixed Controllers

Despite the Nintendo Switch Lite being pretty much brand new, we have started hearing reports that some owners are already experiencing controller drift issues. In case you’re unfamiliar, this is where there are issues with the controller in which the system thinks the controller is moving even if the user is not touching it.

This can be annoying especially when playing certain games as it means that you are making moves you did not intend to make. However, it seems that Nintendo could already be working on a fix. In a recent FCC filing, it appears that Nintendo could have an updated version of the console in the works sporting the identification number BKEHDH002.

How The Election Works And The Key Numbers

How the election works and the key numbers

This Upper House election can be considered a mid-term evaluation of the government in power.

The Diet itself has two chambers -- the Lower and Upper House. Upper House members are elected on six-year, staggered terms.

‘final Fantasy Xiv' Live-action Tv Show Is In The Works

‘Final Fantasy XIV' Live-Action TV Show Is In The Works

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It makes a lot of sense as to why studios want to recreate video games as TV series or movies. This is because the plot is there, characters are already developed, and there is already a following which more or less guarantees some level of success. However, more often than not, a lot of adaptations tend to fall flat on their faces.