Model T beats Hummer in hill climb

A Model T speedster from 1921 beat a 2003 Hummer H2 in a hill-climb smackdown in Indiana recently. The old Ford, modified to have a 100hp engine, topped the 475-foot hill faster than the 316hp Hummer. Why? The heavy-ass Hummer weighs twice as much per unit of power, reports Forbes.

And Consumerist writes that Honda has developed a non-hybrid Accord that gets over 62 miles per gallon. The cars, which use a new generation of diesel engines, should be available for purchase in the US by 2010.

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