Saving the Planet as Fast as Possible

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
saving the planet as fast as possible

Who said you can't have your cake and drive it too? Wired Magazine continues the top ten transport trend (thanks Forbes) with its list of "The 10 Fastest Green Cars on the Planet." They range from the ridiculous (muscle-powered FM-4 HumanCar) to the ridiculous (1200hp, ethanol-powered SVS Power Dodge Viper). The list also includes Audi's LeMans-winning diesel R-10 TDI, Ford's record-setting fuel-cell Focus and (of course) the "Where is it Now?" Tesla Roadster. Unfortunately, very few of the cars on Wired list are street-legal or in production. Even fewer qualify as anything remotely resembling practical transportation. Still, gearheads and greenies together forever? As Rodney King famously enquired, "Why can't we all just get along?"

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  • Kazoomaloo Kazoomaloo on Aug 29, 2007

    Reading this list really chapped my ass. I was all interested to see a well thought-out summary of environmental impact vs. performance in a number of offerings (Turbo 4's better than big guzzling V8's or no? Beefy diesels? Etc.) but instead we got a stupid list of 1-off million dollar race cars and 4-person bicycles. Please. This list would have been 100x more interesting if they had made a list of speedy, green production vehicles that people can afford and buy.

  • Dean Dean on Aug 29, 2007

    Just another b.s. list used to sell magazines. It seems all it takes to be "green" these days is to burn something other than gasoline.