The latest designs are pumped up with flagrant use of performance-enhancing substances, such as boron steel, for maximum strength and safety.
Lower cost, lighter weight solutions highlight the 2008 SPE Automotive Innovation awards.
More than a few companies at last month's SEMA Show heralded the eco-friendly side of their products just as highly as the performance side.
Automakers along with their supplier partners are now embracing many interfaces and protocols to enable compatibility with consumer electronics devices as well as other advances.
The editors look back at some of the past year's most significant engineering and innovation articles according to readers of Automotive Engineering International and AEI Online.
The motorsports community contemplates winning races while leaving behind the smallest environmental footprint.