Diversity On Road Ahead

Diverse approaches to fuels, powerplants and vehicle designs are being driven by simultaneous global needs to reduce smog-forming emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) production, fossil fuel (oil and gas) consumption and traffic congestion.

Published: 08-Jan-2006

ing the 2006 Corvette Z06 is an instant prescription for sensory gratification. As it turns out, it can be a powerful incubator for intellectual stimulation as well.

Such was the case when Wheels editor Mark Richardson took his son for a ride in the potent sports car.

Marvelling at the big 'Vette's ability, he wondered: will the boy have the opportunity to drive a car of such calibre himself, 10, 20 or even 50 years down the road?

Or will the combined forces of environmental concerns, energy shortages, traffic congestion and political mismanagement make current cars like the Z06 — cars whose sole raison d'être is the sheer joy of driving — anomalous high points in the evolution of the automobile?

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