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Can someone explain some of the abbreviations to me?

What is WOT?
What is HAL?

I know I am forgetting something.

Thanks for the help.
 

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WOT- wide open throttle (i.e pedal to metal)
HAL- computer system(s) related to traction control/engine management
believe it was the nickname of computer or robot from old show/movie. others may know specifically
 

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Hal is........

I believe I could be wrong, but I think he was the computer in the movie "A Space Odyssey"
 

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Yes, HAL is from 2001. Interesting side note.... the name HAL was derived by going one lower on all the letters of IBM.... the premier (at the time) computer manufacturer when the book/movie came out.
Go ahead, try it. hehe
 

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Yes, HAL is from 2001. Interesting side note.... the name HAL was derived by going one lower on all the letters of IBM.... the premier (at the time) computer manufacturer when the book/movie came out.
Go ahead, try it. hehe
Hehe, I will refrain from calling you a geek for knowing that.....cuz I knew it too.
 

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Yes, HAL is from 2001. Interesting side note.... the name HAL was derived by going one lower on all the letters of IBM.... the premier (at the time) computer manufacturer when the book/movie came out.
Go ahead, try it. hehe
Arthur C. Clarke wrote the screen play and said that he was extremely embarrassed when that was pointed out to him. He said IBM was very helpful in supplying him with both computers and technical advise during the making of the film. He publicly apologized to IBM for the comparison that an IBM computer would kill people as HAL did. He chose the name HAL to shorten Heuristic/ALgorithmic; the true name of the computer.
 

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Srt8

S=Street
R=Racing
T=Technology
8=cylinders

Not sure about R/T myself
 

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R/T should stand for "Road and Track" which is kind of strange considering that there's an option package called the "Road and Track Performance Group" that can be added to an R/T.

Some have suggested that R/T could also mean "Rapid Transit" (Plymouth had a Rapid Transit System group of muscle cars) but that name wasn't really adopted by Dodge as far as I know.
 

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HAHAHA the dealer told us that R/T meant racing technology when we got our car.


R/T should stand for "Road and Track" which is kind of strange considering that there's an option package called the "Road and Track Performance Group" that can be added to an R/T.

Some have suggested that R/T could also mean "Rapid Transit" (Plymouth had a Rapid Transit System group of muscle cars) but that name wasn't really adopted by Dodge as far as I know.
 
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