Published on April 17th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro
Video: New American Supercar Sets Alt-Fuel World Records
Weaning America off of oil consumption isn’t just a matter of healing the environment; it is a matter of national security. Nothing appeals to conservatives more than national security…except perhaps fast cars. The Maxximus LNG 2000 a dual-fuel supercar, combines fast cars with the notion of domestic energy production securing America’s energy future. Last month, the Maxximus set three new world records for a propane-powered car…but it goes even faster on natural gas.
With the ability to run on both propane (a byproduct of gasoline production) as well as liquified natural gas (LNG), the Maxximus LNG 2000 is powered by a 430 cubic-inch V8 engine with twin turbochargers producing up to 1,600 horsepower. Maxximus Technology, a division of Centaur Performance Group, claims that this makes the Maxximus the fastest production car in the world.
A bold claim to be sure, but with a 0-60 mph time of 2.6 seconds, a ¼ mile time of 10.28 seconds at 134 mph. On LNG, the Maxximus is even faster, with a 0-60 mph time of 1.96 seconds and a ¼ mile time of 9.21 seconds at 154 mph. That’s fast enough to set a propane-powered world record…and on CNG, the Maxximus is even faster than the famed Bugatti Veyron.
Don’t get your checkbooks out yet though. While CEntaur, the parent company of Maxximus, plans a line of mutli-fuel vehicles that can run on gasoline, propane, LNG, or CNG (compressed natural gas), none of these vehicles are for sale…yet. But for somebody like me, who just wants any alternative to oil, the Maxximus LNG 2000 represents hope that maybe one day, our passenger cars won’t be so one dimensional when it comes to fuel.
Source: Maxximus Technology via Autoblog Green