Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The car that runs on wine, cheese and chocolate

Exige 270E TRI 1.jpg
Copy of Exige 270E TRI 5.jpg
Exige 270E TRI rear.jpg

In the race to produce the world's most eco-friendly car, Lotus has chosen a rather interesting strategy.

As some sort of 'screw you' to the bourgeoisie, the British car manufacturer is stealing all of their favourite things (bar dead foxes) and using them to fuel a new car.

The Lotus Exige 270E is powered by an ethanol fuel which is created from wine, cheese and chocolate. Thankfully, it's not quite as wasteful as it sounds. The wine is only the stuff that doesn't make the drinking grade, the cheese is actually just whey (a by-product of the cheese-making process) and the chocolate is classed as "surplus".

While running on this middle-class petrol, the car can reach 60 mph in less than four seconds. Just in case you end up consuming all of the gourmet goods, the car can also run on boring, non-posh fuel.

You can find out more information here.

Related

car1.png

World’s fastest supercar

saint2.jpg

Vintage cars to invest in

lauren1.jpg

Ralph Lauren's Cars

Comments

More

Scientists claim ginger gene makes you look two years younger

There's a reason Mick Hucknall does so well with the ladies

29 Apr 2016

A list of the catastrophic events threatening humanity

Here's an article that'll cheer you right up.

29 Apr 2016

If you need one reason to be scared of Donald Trump, this is it

God help us all by Dave Fawbert

29 Apr 2016

Supermarket absolutely destroys customer trying to blag free avocados

Way too smart for this stuff

29 Apr 2016

Terrifying video of Dad saving son on rollercoaster when seatbelt brea

Don't look down... in your lap

29 Apr 2016

The way you see these melons says a lot about your personality

29 Apr 2016

Ricky Gervais just showed off some incredible improvisation skills

by Joe Ellison

29 Apr 2016

You might as well give up at LEGO now because this Star Destroyer wins

It's just... beautiful by David Cornish

28 Apr 2016

Londoners are shaming their landlords on Twitter

There's anger on the (social) streets

28 Apr 2016

Just a cow that thinks it’s a dog

28 Apr 2016