The carbon-neutral Aspid SS sportscar weighs 780kg, and produces 450bhp from its two-litre engine.
Apparently there is a possibility to launch a one-make racing series around this car.
What is this? An internal combustion engine race car on Electric Race News? The answer of why it's here comes from the fuel company, Air Fuel Synthesis.
The technology developed by Air Fuel Systems takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and extracts hydrogen from water, then reacting them together to make a hydrocarbon mixture. There are several paths from that hydrocarbon gas to end up with liquid gasoline.
It requires an energy input to drive the system, and in their implementation that is accomplished with solar power.
The point is that the gasoline which results from the system is sourced from carbon already present in the atmosphere. None of it comes from fossil oil, and by using solar power to drive the system there isn't a back-door dependency on fossil fuels.
The company is still in early demonstration phases but claim that by 2020 they'll have developed commercial scale plants.