Inspiring Story of the Week: Company Unveils Designer Hypercar that Runs on Fuel Made from Plastic..
An Italian motor company has unveiled a supercar that will run on garbage.
Italian supercars tend towards the polluting side of the spectrum of manufacturing, with massive 12 cylinder engines that care little for miles per gallon.
Bertone are known for iconic designs such as the sharply angled “Italian Wedge” shape of the Lamborghini Countach, but their new GB110 is the first high performance car that will be supplied with fuel made out of plastic waste.
The limited edition run of 33 vehicles has been launched to mark Bertone’s 110th anniversary.
Bertone has not released a price tag for the car, but says it will be “akin to a piece of art,” and allow potential owners to choose a series of modifications to suit “unique tastes and identity.”
Jean-Franck Ricci, CEO of Bertone, says they “have partnered with the company Select Fuel which has developed a patented technology to convert polycarbonate materials into renewable fuel.”
“We believe that de-pollution will require different solutions with combinations of technologies,” Ricci said.
“Plastic waste needs to be treated as a valuable resource. Through our partnership with Select Fuel we take what was once waste and convert it back into its original form.”
Boasting a hefty 1,100 horsepower, the GB110 is claimed to be able to pull off 0-60 mph in 2.79 seconds, with a maximum speed somewhere over 236 mph.
“We recognise that plastic waste is a major environmental problem,” Select Fuel said in a statement. “We have committed to developing technologies that convert polycarbonate materials into renewable and sustainable fuels.”
“Our fuels are used in everything from the transportation industry and renewable aviation fuel to motorsport and high-end sports cars including the Bertone GB110.”