Jan 7th, 2008 by RJ Menezes
In a move that shocked and delighted fans, the famous British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin announced that their new GT2 racing car will be able to run on E85 Biodiesel or regular race fuel.
For 2007, Aston Martin Racing converted a standard DBRS9 to run on the cleaner fuel. In a statement made earlier by Aston Martin Racing’s new managing director, Robin Brundle, the company stated, “Thanks to our experience with the DBRS9, we have been able to develop a bioethanol-fueled version, which will be eligible to compete in an increasing number of series now accommodating this greener fuel, including the American Le Mans Series.”
The new Vantage GT2 is based on the V8-powered Vantage model and Aston Martin Racing will detail its 2008 plans at the Autosport International show on January 10.
This should prove to be a great resource to showcase the potential for cleaner, greener fuels. “British Racing Green” takes on a whole new meaning!