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    Video: Smart ED ready for high-horsepower Mustang on city drag strip
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    Hey, all you fans of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, where will you ever use that 204 mile per hour top speed? Probably not in very many places, and Smart would kindly like to remind you that, "Top speed means nothing in the city." That's the tagline for a new ad for the all-electric Smart ...

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    Motorsports: Garlits hits 184 mph in 'Quest for 200' electric dragster [w/video]
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    Drag-racing legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits didn't quite reach his goal of getting his electric dragster to break the 200-mile-per-hour mark. But he did come close enough to get his team to keep trying. And 184 miles per hour is nothing to sneeze at. The 82-year-old Garlits, racing his SR-37 ...

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    Report: Tesla may be understating performance of 60-kWh Model S
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    Under the "sign us up for that job" heading, the crew at Drag Times took it upon themselves to perform some straight-line road tests with a 60-kWh Tesla Model S. And the publication found that the automaker may have been a bit too modest about the performance levels of that particular ...

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    Video: Tesla Model S set to sizzle the drag strip, warms up the street [w/video]
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    Members of the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) are getting ready to sizzle away the seasonal blahs at their Winter Florida Nationals this coming Sunday at the Palm Beach International Raceway. This year the event has been folded into a day of street racing set up by Brooks ...

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    Roush engineering building propane-powered Mustang drag racers
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    Jack Roush is involved in a variety of enterprises, several of which involve building very fast Ford powered vehicles. His Roush Engineering business also does a lot of prototype build and development work for its client companies. Most recently, Roush has been building propane-fueled conversions ...

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    VIDEO: Tesla Roadster vs Tesla Roadster at the drags
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    We now know that electric cars can be fast, that much is for certain. The next logical question, then, is just how fast are they? The record for an electric car in the NEDRA street production, 349 nominal volts and above class currently sits at ...

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    VIDEO: Killacycle rider sets quarter mile record... in a Tesla Roadster Sport?
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    It was another record-setting weekend for Killacycle pilot Scotty Pollachek at the Wayland Invitational drag racing event at the Portland International Raceway. However, he wasn't mounted atop the world's quickest electric ride during the ...

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    VIDEO: Tesla versus Tango on the drag strip
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    We've seen electric cars race against "gassers" before, but although we've seen some fast electrics hanging out together, we hadn't seen them square off. Until now. A few days ago the Tango belonging to a guy named Jorg (which we've seen driven previously) and the Tesla Roadster Signature 100 ...

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    Editorial: Fossil fuel's guilty pleasures and their green alternatives
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    Flight. Drag racing. Radio controlled vehicles. Monster trucks, motocross... the list goes on and on. What list am I making? A list of activities or hobbies that could be considered by some to be environmentally irresponsible. Why? Let's examine some of them, starting with flight. Much has been ...

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