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Author's Note: 10 Surprisingly Fuel Efficient Sports Cars

As I researched this list, some of the fuel-efficient sports cars I found surprised even me. Car companies have thrown themselves fully into providing fuel-efficient models, while still delivering the speed and power that some consumers continue to crave. Could cars be even more fuel-efficient if we reduced their power or took off a few unnecessary options? Of course they could. But consumers want power, luxury and efficiency -- which drives auto designers and engineers to deliver the best of all worlds.

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