Monday, March 8, 2010
Introducing the VW Carpuccino! A 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco modified to run on ground coffee. Nope, this is not just a big pun but an actual car that is scheduled to will drive between Manchester and London, England in the next few weeks. It is estimated that the 210 mile (337 km) trip will require approximately 150 lbs (68 kg) of ground coffee and will take as long as 10 hours to complete - the car has stop to clean out its coffee filters after all. The car can reach speeds of 62 mph (100 kph).
There's a great "How It Works" diagram in the original story found at: http://gizmodo.com/5487377/coffee+powered-carpuccino-infuriates-car-lovers-coffee-lovers-pun-lovers