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A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation. Most definitions of car say they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four tires, and mainly transport people rather than goods. Cars came into global use during the 20th century, and developed economies depend on them. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car when German inventor Karl Benz built his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Cars became widely available in the early 20th century. One of the first cars that were accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T, an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Cars were rapidly adopted in the US, where they replaced animal-drawn carriages and carts, but took much longer to be accepted in Western Europe and other parts of the world.

Cars have controls for driving, parking, passenger comfort and safety, and controlling a variety of lights. Over the decades, additional features and controls have been added to vehicles, making them progressively more complex. Examples include rear reversing cameras, air conditioning, navigation systems, and in car entertainment. Most cars in use in the 2010s are propelled by an internal combustion engine, fueled by the combustion of fossil fuels. This causes air pollution and also contributes to climate change and global warming. Vehicles using alternative fuels such as ethanol flexible-fuel vehicles and natural gas vehicles are also gaining popularity in some countries. Electric cars, which were invented early in the history of the car, began to become commercially available in 2008.

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Holden VE Commodore Omega

The Holden VE Commodore is the fourteenth and current model of the Holden Commodore, a full-size car produced by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors.

Once full-scale production had commenced, the official unveiling took place at a Melbourne media launch three days later on July 16, 2006. As opposed to previous generations which used Opel-sourced platforms adapted both mechanically and in size for the local market, the VE programme is the first to be developed exclusively by Holden in Australia. The design of this new model included innovative features to help minimise export costs, such as a symmetrical centre console that houses a flush-fitting hand brake lever to facilitate its conversion to left-hand drive. Internationally, the Commodore is badge engineered as the Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet Omega and Pontiac G8. (more...)

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Tesla ships Ludicrous+ power mode

2017-1-11 , ?Tesla just pushed the software update to the performance models of their Tesla Model S P100D, allowing it to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) from 0 in 2.4 seconds, down from the 2.5s of the previous iteration.[1] The software update increase the power of the 2 AC electric motors which make up the powertrain by 35 hp (26 kW), making the net power output 780 hp (582 kW). This update makes the P100D the second fastest accelerating production vehicle of all time, and the most number 1 most produced quickest accelerating vehicle of the 2010s. Even more wondrous is the fact that the title was taken by a nearly 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) four door liftback, and eclipsed the two door Porsche 918 Spyder.

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Michelle Christensen

2016 Acura NSX

Michelle Christensen (United States) is the lead designer of the second generation Acura NSX. Christensen undertook an internship at Volvo's Camarillo studio in California before joining Acura in 2005.[2] She briefly worked for General Motors in 2010[3] before returning to Acura as Lead Principal Designer at Honda R&D. The 2016 Honda NSX was her first project as the lead designer. Christensen received the Woman on Top award from Marie Claire magazine.[2]

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My car is just all ate up with motor

--Darrell Waltrip, explaining his NASCAR success in 1977

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  1. ^ Lambert, Fred (2017-01-11). "First Look at Tesla's new 'Ludicrous+' enabling 2.4 second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the Model S P100D". Electrek. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b "For new NSX, Acura's designing woman". Los Angeles Times. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "Michelle Christensen The next Philippe Starck". Marie Claire. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 2016. 

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