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2018-03-26 10:52

Image: Supplied/Toyota

Cape Town - Toyota is focusing on creating engines that are more efficient in terms of "thermal energy". 

The guys at Engineering Explained said: "Toyota's "Dynamic Force Engine" is designed with torque, power, and efficiency in mind. The whole idea of the engine centers on improving the speed of combustion. If combustion is faster, the engine makes more torque, and it does so more efficiently. So how did they do this?

"Well there are numerous features of the engine which encourage quick combustion. It starts with a compression ratio of 13:1 for conventional engines, or 14:1 for their engine paired with hybrid vehicles. They've increased the stroke/bore ratio, increased the angle between the intake and exhaust valves, straightened the intake path, and incorporated laser clad valve seats. All this results in combustion that you can watch side-by-side occurring significantly faster versus the previous engine."

Watch the video below: 


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