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Italian Supercar That Runs on Garbage

Italian supercars tend towards the thirsty fossil-fuel guzzling type, with massive 12 cylinder engines that care little for miles per gallon. But not this one.

Bertone GB110
Credit: Bertone

Bertone are known for iconic designs such as the legendary Lamborghini Countach, but their new GB110 is the first high performance car that will be supplied with fuel made out of plastic waste.

The GB110 is claimed to race from 0-60 mph in 2.79 seconds, with a maximum speed somewhere over 236 mph. Bertone has yet to reveal when its limited edition run of the supercar will go on sale, and has not discussed price publicly either. Suffice to sat that the price tag will be “akin to a piece of art.”

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.”

“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.”

Presumably, if you can afford a Bertone GB110, you can also afford to have your specialist fuel delivered to your home too.



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