The fuel cell cars featured in this issue hold out the tantalizing prospect of eliminating the automotive tailpipe , replacing smog-causing emissions with the drip of clean water.
It's late afternoon Friday, and you are stopped at the corner of Weber and Northfield behind a silent silver Honda with no exhaust coming from its tailpipe .
I rounded a turn, and was unsurprised to see a car off the road, hazards blinking, exhaust funneling out the tailpipe like an angry beast.
When it's cool, when you first start your car or truck in the morning, exhaust gases go out the tailpipe unburned.
Around the back, you'll find a deeper bumper with a chromed tailpipe poking through off-centre, a boot spoiler and some discreet badging.
Some of the subtle alterations include a tailpipe covered by the rear air dam as well as enlarged air intakes to provide more air for the intercooler.
Normally CO flows from the engine through the tailpipe to the rear of the car where it is dispersed into the atmosphere.
The nutrients and toxic substances running off our cities, streets, yards, and fields and emanating from our smokestacks and tailpipes present the greatest pollution threat to coastal waters.
Apart from the larger wheels and badging, the Turbo S also wears a subtly redesigned front air grille and oval, rather than rectangular section tailpipes .
Twin exhaust tailpipes , one at either side of the car, are the only giveaway that a 3.0 litre V6 engine lies under the bonnet.