Germans plans record-breaking gas-powered car

11th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 July 2007 , Saarbruecken, Germany (dpa) - A German research and development team is planning to build a record-breaking car based on the BMW 1 Series car using an engine which runs on liquified petroleum gas (LPG).

11 July 2007

Saarbruecken, Germany (dpa) - A German research and development team is planning to build a record-breaking car based on the BMW 1 Series car using an engine which runs on liquified petroleum gas (LPG).

Tuning firm Hartge in Saarbruecken says the car at the centre of the project "V300+" will be able to top 300 kilometres an hour, making it the fastest LPG-driven car to date.

The liquified gas-engine is set to develop 550 brake horsepower. Engines fuelled on LPG burn much cleaner and in many cases they produce more power and torque than petrol-driven engines of a similar capacity.

Along with the engineers from the tuning company, the team includes experts from the University of Technology and Economics in Saarbruecken, the German Environment Ministry, state economics department officials and automotive and energy specialists.


DPA

Subject: German news

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