A one-make series for the new carbon-neutral Aspid SS sports car, which runs on fully synthetic fuel, is a possibility, according to leading figures behind the machine.
Spanish company Quimera, the automotive market leader in sustainable technology, has joined forces with IFR Automotive and Air Fuel Synthesis to make the project a reality. News of the 1700-lb sports car, which produces 450hp from its two-liter engine, was announced at the AUTOSPORT International motorsports show on Thursday.
Quimera, which is also behind the all-electric Altran GT car, plans to test the Aspid extensively at the historic Sitges circuit in Spain, which it bought recently. Quimera chairman Javier de Rocarfort said that utilizing alternative fuels in motor racing was essential for the long-term sustainability of the sport.
"We love racing, so we're not coming from a critical position," he said. "We're not just some bunch butterfly-lickers who want to spoil everyones' fun. We're using racing because we believe it's the best test-bed platform in the world.
"If this technology can stand motorsport, it can stand taking the kids to school or doing the shopping."