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An instrument which measures the working speed of an engine, typically in revolutions per minute.
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A semi-convertible body style with a removable roof section between the A and B pillars of the body.
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The maximum speed that tires can safely carry a load for a sustained amount of time in ideal conditions, generally denoated by a letter added to the tire's size.
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A twisting force that speaks to the engine's rotational force and measures how much of that twisting force is available when an engine exerts itself.
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A traction control system, also known as ASR, is typically a secondary function of the electronic stability control on production motor vehicles, designed to prevent loss of traction of the driven road wheels.
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A single mechanical device which combines the functions of an automobile's transmission, axle, and differential into one integrated assembly. It can be produced in both manual and automatic versions.
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A vehicle that has been modified to resemble a more desirable or histor- ically significant machine.
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Larger rear wheel wells have been installed to fit wider and often taller rear tires for drag-racing or Pro-Street cars.
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