Yes, it may as well be magic, but wizards have Hogwarts and we have engineers.
We get it, you hate anything having to do with downsizing and cutting down on horsepower. You probably even own a shirt that says “There’s No Replacement For Displacement.” But, what if we told you that you can have your cake and eat it too by varying the compression ratio of an engine? That’s right, we’re talking about making high compression and low compression two entities that are no longer mutually exclusive in engines. That’s because Infiniti is planning to roll out the variable compression ratio engine for its next generation of cars.
Your mind may be blown, but pick up the pieces quickly because Engineering Explained breaks it down for us below.