Lotus has unveiled a super-fast bioethanol powered road car, according to the Business Innovation Insider . They’re calling it the Exige 265E and it will get you from a standing start to 60 in 3.88 seconds
Takes me back to my youth and sitting on the bank at the Santa Pod Raceway, but obviously the spec’s a bit better than that kind of dragster. It’s going to be moot about whether the price, unit to unit is higher for a race car or the Exigie, but at least that will be capable of cornering.
Quite a few cars will run on E85 for a while, the interesting thing (forgive me if I put on another anorak) is that the engine is designed to do so for the life of the car. I wonder what they’re using to seal and lubricate?
video from BBC TopGear