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October 29, 2010 12:00 AM

Emissions standards for trucks; Porsche Cayman racer



Emissions standards for trucks planned
Future longhaul trucks, school buses and large pickup trucks will be required to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 to 20 percent under first-ever fuel efficiency plans for trucks released Monday by the Obama administration. The reductions in tailpipe emissions for medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin being phased in with the 2014 model year. Large tractor-trailers would have until 2018 to reach a 20 percent reduction. The proposal is expected to be finalized next summer.

--The Associated Press


The Clubsport will be based on the Cayman, shown above. It will start at about $60,000. (Porsche)

Porsche debuting track-ready Cayman
Porsche is continuing its lineup expansion with the debut of a stripped-down version of the Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The Clubsport, intended for racing enthusiasts as well as daily drivers, will have a 333-horsepower 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine and will be 200 pounds lighter than the Cayman. Features such as air conditioning and a stereo will be optional. The Clubsport will go on sale in late 2011 at around $60,000.

--Wheelbase Communications