BioConcept Mustang GT RTD

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Take one racing-tuned Ford Mustang, add a dollop of environmentally sensitive pretense and what do you get? If you said Steve McGreen, give yourself a slap. If you said the BioConcept Mustang GT RTD you were obviously looking over our shoulder. Ford's bringing the biodiesel-powered racer to the Frankfurt show next week. Under the hood, there's a 2.0-liter, 280-horsepower oil burner producing 369 foot pounds of torque. The plastic body shell was derived from natural plant fibers, in partnership with Germany's aerospace center, and top speed is in range of 152 mph. And it's not just a green trailer queen. The Mustang BioConcept has apparently already withstood the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race, with former DTM driver Thomas von Löwis at the wheel. [Auto Motor und Sport via Motor Authority]

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The good thing about biodiesel is you can make it out of pretty much anything. Whether it's left over body parts from your local chicken processing facility, garbage, or dead grandmother, it can become biodiesel. I don't think biodiesel is much better than ethanol environmentally wise. Diesel *currently* gets better gas mileage than a gas or ethanol fueled engine and you wouldn't need to grow vast amounts of crops to fuel cars. Biodiesel is more recycling and the more sound of the two technologies. Right now I'm impressed with the diesel four cylinder engine the C4 Picasso has, me thinks me needs to play with the paddle shifters! :D