FEATURE-Brazil flex-fuel ethanol cars to stay in top gear

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By Peter Blackburn RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Oct 27 (Reuters) - After years in the slow lane, ethanol-powered cars zoomed back onto Brazil's fast track this year as oil prices hit record levels, and producers say that this time they won't run out of gas. New flex-fuel engines, powered by ethanol or gasoline or any combination of both, have removed the risk of a repeat of 1989, when drivers were left stranded after supplies of the sugar cane-based fuel ran out in the world's biggest ...

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