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American cars: Fast and furious these days



The horses in the auto industry are running free. If a 1976 driver were to somehow get behind the wheel of a 2017 car, whiplash would likely result. Horsepower in the U.S. has almost doubled in recent decades, with the median model climbing from 145 hp to 283 stallions.

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JLR engineers use the America's Cup race to gather performance intel

Jaguar Land Rover's engineers using big data at the dawn of the self-driving era are ...

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Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its ...

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Why does Honda stick with Indy?

Why would a company like Honda bother with IndyCar, given its limited audience? To ...

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American cars: Fast and furious these days

The horses in the auto industry are running free. If a 1976 driver were to somehow get behind the wheel of a 2017 car, whiplash would likely result. Horsepower in the U.S. has almost doubled in recent decades, with the median model climbing from 145 hp to 283 stallions.

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Nissan's e-Power hybrids may go global

Nissan's hybrid hit is virtually unknown outside Japan. But the company is thinking about taking it overseas where it could challenge the Prius, just as it does at home.

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