Make magazine found an automotive project whereby some enterprising souls in Serbia refitted a Yugo with a powerplant that uses wood-gas for fuel, likely in an attempt to improve the car's performance. The 125-year-old technology relies on incomplete combustion of wood to produce flammable gases hydrogen and methane that can be used to fuel the car. Ironically, even with all the extra hardware, the new powerplant shaved nearly two minutes off a stock Yugo's zero-to-60 time.
Yugo Runs by Wood-gas [Make]
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