The World's Most Wasteful Race Decides To Save The Environment

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Wonderful news, everyone! The Gumball 3000 rally, where millionaires race across continents in their supercars and innocent people die sometimes, is now carbon neutral. What a win for Mother Earth!


A news release from CNI UK sent today says that the company will be offsetting the Gumball 3000 participants' greenhouse gas emissions "making what is famously among the world’s most fun and outrageous super car celebrations, also one of the most environmentally responsible." Fun, of course, unless one of the participants hits you with their supercar, kills you, and then tries to flee the country.


I'll also point out that this is the first time someone has ever used the words "Gumball 3000" and "responsible" in the same sentence.

CNI's release curiously doesn't say exactly how they'll make the race carbon neutral, but my guess is one of the participants' Lamborghinis will have a wind turbine on its roof that sends electricity to a village in rural China.

All I know is that somehow, a race that involves dozens of Ferraris, Bugattis, Koenigseggs, and McLarens is now good for the environment.

Maybe the Tumbler Batmobile replica is a hybrid. God, I hope not.


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Supreme Kiwi Zorro

i'm betting in 20 years, all cars participating in gumball 3000 will be electric. 918 spider, i'm looking at you.