No, Seriously: A Car That Runs On Coffee

March 10, 2010


This is a real car that runs on coffee. Like, for real, dude. You just drop in, and just smack the lip, WAH-BAP!, drop down, SAN-BAAAAHHH!! And then after that, you just drop in, just ride the barrel and get pitted, so pitted.

Nicknamed the Car-puccino, it has been created using a converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco bought for £400 and chosen for its resemblance to the time-travelling DeLorean in the movie Back To The Future.

The car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules.

The team calculates the Carpuccino will do three miles per kilo of ground coffee - the equivalent of about 56 espressos per mile.

The journey will use about 70 kilos (154 lbs) of ground coffee which, at supermarket prices of between £13 and £26 a kilo depending on brand and quality, will cost....between 25 and 50 times the £36 cost of petrol for the journey.

You can click HERE to see an info-graphic on how the car works, but based on the efficiency, I'm afraid we're gonna have to go ahead and scratch coffee off the list of alternative fuels. Hey, it still gets me up and going in the morning though. But so do boner pills. Put a handful of those in your engine and internally combust 'em! You will be driving ALL. NIGHT. LONG. (Best performed with a passenger)

The cappuccino car that runs on coffee... so will you have to use the filter lane? [dailymail]

Thanks to Jeffrey and 23degrees, one of which is an acute angle, the other of which might be the dude.

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