From its humble beginnings in the basement of Detroit's Cobo Center in January 1995, the Wards 10 Best Engines competition has grown in stature and scope to include much more than internal-combustion engines. And we've had some fun along the way.
In celebrating 25 years of Wards 10 Best Engines, automakers were invited to submit videos focusing on powertrain challenges of the past and those lying ahead. Articles and videos will post throughout the year.
Bill Visnic, former WardsAuto technical editor who launched the Wards 10 Best Engines program 25 years ago, talks about early highlights, such as the Nissan VQ, Honda VTEC, GM’s Vortec and Mazda’s Miller Cycle/Lysholm supercharging tandem.
Toyota understands a world-class hybrid needs first-rate technologies for both combustion and electrification. So it should come as no surprise that since 2001, Toyota has earned more 10 Best Engines trophies for hybrids (six) than any other...