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How Car Acceleration Works

When you hit the gas pedal on your car, there are a number of forces at play to get it going.

How to Replace a Car Throttle Cable

Many modern vehicles use an electronically controlled throttle system, affectionately referred to as “drive-by-wire.

How Long Does a Throttle Controller Last?

In order for your accelerator pedal to actually work as you push down on it, it needs to be connected to the throttle.

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs

Without a spark, there would be no way for fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber.

CR: Tesla Model S P85D not quite as insane as promised

Independent Testing Reveals 0-60 Time Of 3.5 Seconds

Consumer Reports takes its Model S to the test track and finds the car is amazing, just not quite as quick as Tesla promised.

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Koenigsegg One:1 furthers 0-300-0 record

Four years after taking the record for the fastest 0-300-0 km/h run with the Agera R, Koenigsegg has reinforced its claim on the throne with the more potent One:1 megacar.

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Watch two women fall in love with Tesla Model S P85D

Keep An Eye On The Cellphone

This isn't your average "Watch my female passenger go nuts over speed!" video. But the Tesla Model S P85D isn't the average car - electric or otherwise - and it's no less fun watching yet another newbie discover the power of the phrase, "Instant torque."

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How does Tesla Model S P85D acceleration compare in Sport vs. Insane mode?

Drag Times has gone and measured the Tesla Model S P85D against... itself. The electric, all-wheel-drive sedan has two modes, Sport and Insane, so Drag Times found a lonely stretch of road, lashed up a Vbox and compared the acceleration in each mode.

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Dodge Charger Hellcat hitting 60 in 2.9 seconds on drag radials?

The Dodge boys and their cousins from SRT have shoehorned the same 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 into both the Dodge Challenger and Charger. The former being a two-door, it's lighter than the latter four-door sedan. So it would stand to reason that the Dodge Challenger SRT H

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Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds [w/video]

Say "Netherlands' Delft University of Technology." Now, understand that, in less than the time it took you to read that, students of that particular school can fling their electric car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Pretty impressive, wouldn't you say?

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Tesla may be understating performance of 60-kWh Model S

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 all-electric sedan, something that perhaps

Forbes takes on the 0-60

In most cases, it takes ideal conditions – including a professional driver – to hit sixty in the time specified. As a result, some manufacturers quote conservative figures so as not to disappoint customers who can't manage the quoted time. Further confusing the situation, some automakers prefer to quote acceleration time in kilometers, but while the 0-100 km/h (62mph) standard might be very close to the mark, in acceleration times every millisecond counts.

Ford opens the Dearborn Development Center

As part of Ford Motor Company's Way Forward plan, the automaker has transformed its Dearborn Proving Grounds facility into the new Dearborn Development Center - a $43M renovation that allows for thorough physical testing of a vehicle's performance and durability.