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Greentech
Taking Off the Pounds to Chase a Sun-Powered Victory
By RONALD AHRENS
Marcin Szczepanski/University of Michigan College of Engineering
Members of the University of Michigan Solar Car Team place a temporary top on Quantum, a solar-powered car.
The University of Michigan’s newest solar racecar is being prepared to compete in Australia this fall.
Wheels Blog
Ford Widens Recall by 1.2 Million Trucks
By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN
Under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford has agreed to recall an additional 1.2 million pickup trucks because the driver's air bag may inadvertently deploy.
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McLaren Cuts Price of Its Carbon-Fiber Menu
By NORMAN MAYERSOHN
The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is a special car, but what makes it notable in the broader automaking industry is its price: at about half the cost of any previous effort, it is the cheapest car with a carbon chassis.
The Little-Known Racing Legend Underneath the Logos
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
Dallara, the chassis maker, is unlikely to ring many bells, but a magazine recently called it "the world's most successful yet understated racing car builder."
Around the Block
Of Nose Jobs and Inner Beauty
By LAWRENCE ULRICH
The 2012 Acura TL received a much-needed nose job, which allows customers to now focus on the good things about the car. And there are many, especially on the all-wheel-drive version.
Wheelspin
Seeing Sights of Arizona in Valuable Vintage Cars
By LARRY EDSALL
There are no trailer queens here. The Copperstate 1000, a four-day, 1,000-mile drive across the Arizona desert for pre-1974 classic vehicles, often attracts cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Slide Show: Classics in Wide Open Spaces
1963 Porsche Runs With the Classics, Dude
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A Hint From Scion: It May Be the FT-86 Sports Coupe
April 14, 2011 6:58 PM ET
Ford Lists 25 "E.V.-Ready" Cities
April 14, 2011 6:44 PM ET
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Keeping Eyes on Distracted Driving’s Toll
By JANE E. BRODY
Medical groups are working hard to make patients more aware of distracted driving and its high toll.
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Zipcar Soars in Market Debut
By EVELYN M. RUSLI
The enthusiastic response to the Zipcar public offering is a positive sign for the market for technology I.P.O.'s, analysts said.
Wheels: Car Sharing Start-Ups Bask in Zipcar’s I.P.O. Glow
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McLaren Goes Street Legal
McLaren’s allegiance to uncompromised performance shines through in the MP4-12C.
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Classics in Wide Open Spaces
The Copperstate 1000, a four-day rally in Arizona, gives owners of vintage sports cars room to roam.
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