A company has unveiled a 1,100 hp car that “consumes” plastic waste

Car design firm Bertone has unveiled the GB110, a racing car that uses fuel made from plastic waste.

The car will be produced in a limited edition of just 33 units, and the first units will be delivered next spring.

The car’s engine will have 1,000 hp and a maximum torque of 1,100 Nm. We also know that the GB110 will use components sourced from “a German brand”.

According to the manufacturer, the hypercar will go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.79 seconds and can reach a top speed of 380 km/h. We don’t yet know how much the car will cost.

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The car’s name includes the initials of Giuseppe Bertone, the company’s former chief designer who turned 110 this year.

The car will use a fuel called Select Fuel, made by a startup from plastic waste. Turning this highly polluting material into an energy source is important, and Bertone’s choice is to be welcomed.

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Plastics are the most dangerous man-made element for the environment. Researchers warned at the Plastic Health Summit 2021 that we only have a few years left to act decisively before the environmental changes caused by this material are irreversible.

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The Bertone company closed its doors in 2014, but was revived in 2016 after being acquired by AKKA Technologies.

Photo: Bertone

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