E85 Viper Tries for Speed Record

Cindy Zimmerman

E85 ViperA Dodge Viper fueled with 85 percent ethanol will attempt to break a world speed record this week.

According to a media advisory, car enthusiast and entrepreneur Karl Jacob will attempt to break the world speed record for the standing mile in his street-legal, biofuel powered 1100hp E85 Dodge Viper. The attempt will be made on April 11 at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif.

During the process of converting the Dodge Viper SRT-10, Jacob discovered that ethanol was not only a viable source for a high performance vehicle but could provide optimal performance. Inspired by the benefits of E85 – it’s renewable, 85% alcohol, burns clean and has a minimal impact on the environment – Jacob’s goal is to make more people aware of the benefits of renewable fuels and to encourage them to consider ethanol in their own modifications.

“While one vehicle alone may not change the environment, it can help people understand the benefits of alternative and renewable fuel sources and influence them to think about what they can do to benefit the environment,” says Jacob. “Though some may not be ready to give up their passion for performance vehicles, the E85 Viper proves that they can continue pursuing their passion without having to rely on conventional fuel.”

Additional information on Jacob and the E85 Viper can be found at www.e85viper.com.

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