The 2x4 engine

Knight, Helen
April 2004
Engineer (00137758);4/2/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7648, p8
Reports that automotive consulting firm Ricardo is developing the 2/4SIGHT, an automobile engine capable of switching between two-stroke and four-stroke operating modes. Background on the project supported by the British Department of Trade and Industry and car company Ford; Features and performance of the engine compared with regular two-stroke and four-stroke engines; Need of the company to conduct further research before commercializing the technology.


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