• Jun 6, 2010

Bugatti Veyron replica made from recycled cigarette packs – Click above for image gallery

Is there anything more environmentally friendly than recycling? Well, perhaps not using so much raw material in the first place, but at least recycling is a major step in the right direction. In any case, students from Xi'an University in China decided it was high time to do something constructive with all those used cigarette packs that clog the world's trash heaps... and construct something they did.

Using a total of 10,280 empty cigarette packs, the students assembled something that kinda-sorta looks like a Bugatti Veyron. It reportedly weighs over 660 pounds and is powered by an electric motor. Though the machine doesn't really appear to have much purpose in life, it was used to raise awareness for World No Smoking Day, which apparently came and went on May 31st. Check it out in the image gallery below... we'd say the project was – *ahem* – a smoking success!



[Source: Eco Friend]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      These guys sure smoke a lot.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What if one of them did smoke a pack and disposed of the carton and somehow they were able to obtain that box as one of the 10280 cartons? And correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the article stated anywhere that the cartons were obtained from a landfill just that the final destination is often the landfills.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The packs come from trash, not from their own consumption. For the idiots who don't get the point of this, I think you should stop reading Autoblog because it's apparently too advanced for you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think your pun would of worked better with some sunglasses and a YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow
        • 4 Years Ago
        Them Chinese smokin' studes have a lot of time (and nicotine stains) in their hands to assemble this "fuming" Veyron...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me more of the Galibier.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just looking at the photos give me smoker's cough.
      Pretty cool, though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      smoking *in jim carey's voice*
      • 4 Years Ago
      they should have made it run on tobacco
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet this car has more structural rigidity than anything from China.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The lesson would suggest that it would be time for Xi'an University to raise tuition for next year and keep more money that would otherwise go up in smoke.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, either build supercars from recycled cigarette packs or jump out of the factory bldg that makes the Apple iPod and iPad!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gross! What kind of learning experience is this project trying to teach!? Smoke lots and hopefully your brain cells would believe you're driving a Bugatti Veyron. Hmmm I could imagine the stench in the school facility.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish I was that resourceful.
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