Sunday, 14 March 2010

Car-puccino Scirocco runs on Coffee...honestly !


This must be the most weird Scirocco project that I have ever seen, and I have seen a few!.
Apparently the car runs on Coffee, although checking out the text of the article a little closer it may not be the most efficient or cost effective form of fuel as it needs a "refill" every 30 to 45 miles and a top speed limited to 60 mph.The makers estimate it will take them about 10 hours to drive 210 miles!. Never mind, still is an amazing machine...well it is a Scirocco after all :-)

Just as a footnote to my post its worth mentioning that I have seen this particular car before.In fact it was once owned by a fellow member of the Scirocco Register!. Last year at the annual national meeting of the club at RAF Cosford this Scirocco was the subject of some..erm....fixing, after its exhaust snapped off on our return to the campsite after the meet.
Sander, one of our mates from Holland (and an excellent car mechanic), spent a couple of hours using several of my tools (including a wood chisel which is now completely blunt!..thanks Sander!) to separate the 2 halves of the exhaust before fashioning a temporary repair on it. As far as I am aware it is still on the car now. I have the "nub end" of the section that was chiseled off in the boot of my fact I may yet make some sort of trophy from it and give it to Sander at this years meeting in July :-)

To view the full article click HERE and to go to the Mail Online article click HERE.

And here is the BBC Video explaining the project:


1 comment:

vintage crockery hire said...

Make it run on caremel Latte :)