- Feb 10, 2006
Willie's Willy: 700 ponies of pure, unadulterated biodiesel
Each Willie Willys is powered by a 6.5-litre, twin-turbo diesel engine with the production version generating 350 horsepower. The transmission is a six-speed automatic. The truck has spark plugs, unusual for a diesel engine, which the designers state will help reduce particulate emissions. Tests indicated the truck should average thirty-eight miles per gallon.
And, of course, it runs on pure biodiesel.
While the frame is made of conventional stainless steel and the truck bed is oak, the body is made of a soy-based resin.
Each limited-edition Willie Willys costs $97,000.