Fastest Bentley Ever Will Run on Biofuel
If you’re going to produce an absurdly expensive luxury racer that can claim the mantle of “fastest and most powerful” in your history, why not make it run on biofuel?
This is Bentley’s somewhat suspect reasoning behind its yet-to-be-named racer. As Jalopnik.com points out, this means the car will have to top the Continental GT Speed in acceleration (0-60 mph in less than 4.3 seconds), top speed (202 mph), horsepower (600 ponies) and torque (553 pounds-feet).
And it will run on a yet-to-be-named biofuel. Likely this will be some kind of ethanol, but we’ll know for sure when the car debuts at the 2009 Geneva auto show.
Here’s our question, though: Does a car that can go more than 200 mph really need a green halo hanging over it? Do the obscenely rich buy extravagant and unnecessary cars because they’re powered by switchgrass instead of gasoline? Even if you’re Matt Damon and enamored by an ultra-luxury green vehicle, why would you forgo a plug-in hybrid or electric car in favor of one that runs on a fuel you’ll have to spend extra time hunting down?
Bentley, please explain.
Fastest Bentley Ever Will Run on Biofuel (Jalopnik.com)