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"Green" Corvette ala Jay Leno

"Green" Corvette ala Jay Leno

Los Angeles Convention Center

Leno's C6RS Corvette's fuel system and engine control computer were modified to use E85, with the spent gases exiting through a Corsa exhaust system. The custom 8.2-liter all-aluminum small-block V8 is linked to a strengthened T-56 six-speed transmission and a high-performance Centerforce dual-friction clutch. Is this "green enough" for anyone? Not for us, but it's yet another minor 'step' in the right direction ... With Leno's influence over the TV viewers of this country, his doing anything which promotes "green living and thinking" is positive. We'd just like to see Jay drive his Segway to work at NBC/Burbank one day, instead of one of his "collectible" toys! Now, THAT would make a statement!

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