It may not fit everyone's definition of green, but the supercar you see above did manage to hit 134 miles per hour in the quarter mile without burning a drop of gasoline. The 1,600+ horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied Maxximus LNG 2000 can burn propane (a fossil fuel, also known as LPG), and it did so when driver/designer Marlon Kirby roared the car down the track in March to set the following benchmarks, all world records for an LPG-powered car, according to Maxximus Technology:

0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds
134 mph in 1/4 mile
1/4 mile elapsed time: 10.28 seconds

The Maxximus LNG 2000 is based on the Ultima GTR and the team behind the car, Centaur Performance Group, now calls it "the fastest powered street-legal car ever created." The multi-fuel powerplant can also burn liquified natural gas (LNG), which it did in January to better results:

0-60 mph in 1.96 seconds
159.9 mph in 1/4 mile
1/4 mile elapsed time: 9.63 seconds

The LNG 2000 is second-generation model of the Maxximus G-Force, which we covered back in 2009, and can also burn CNG. If that kind of fuel flexibility sounds intriguing, keep an eye out for the upcoming line of vehicles that the Centaur Performance Group is working on. Called Centaur Dragonfly models, these cars will be able to be powered by four fuel types: gasoline, LNG, LPG and CNG and will come with "cutting-edge onboard technology" that will point the driver to whatever type of fuel is available cheapest, locally.

You can watch a video of the January speed run below.



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Maxximus Technology, a Division of Centaur Performance Group, Creators of the World's Fastest Street-Legal Supercar, Continues to Break Barriers by Setting New World Records With Innovative Propane Powered Maxximus LNG 2000

Three Additional World Speed Records Set at South Georgia Motorsports Park on March 9 by Maxximus LNG 2000 Powered With Propane (LPG)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- April 12, 2012 -- Maintaining the crown as the world's fastest street-legal car, the Maxximus LNG 2000, the brainchild of financier Bruce McMahan and Indianapolis-based designer Marlon Kirby, continues to smash existing records in the automotive history with three new world records set using propane (LPG), making it the fastest powered supercar ever created using both LNG and LPG. By utilizing proprietary technology, the Maxximus team has revolutionized the next generation of green vehicles that provides legendary versatility for using both natural fuels and reducing our dependence on foreign fuel sources.

Driven by designer Marlon Kirby, the Maxximus LNG 2000 using LPG achieved:

0 - 60 mph 2.6 seconds
Speed in 1/4 mile 134 mph
1/4 mile elapsed time 10.28 sec

Recent world records set in January 2012 by the Maxximus LNG 2000 using LNG (liquid natural gas) were:

0 - 60 mph 1.96 seconds
0 - 150 mph 9.21 seconds
Speed in 1/4 mile 159.9 mph
1/4 mile elapsed time 9.63 seconds

Centaur Performance Group (www.centaurmaxximusmotion.com), the incubator group that researched and brought these technological monster advancements in the green automotive sector, unveiled the Maxximus LNG 2000 last year at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Its unique qualities include:

The car runs on LNG, CNG and LPG with on demand adjustments
All carbon fiber body
430 CI twin turbos
All aluminum V8, 1600 + HP
Cryogenic chilled intercoolers
Self pressuring fuel tanks
Gaseous fuel injectors
Boost reference gaseous regulators
All state legal emissions

Centaur Performance Group is owned by financier and philanthropist Bruce McMahan, who states, "When it comes to automobile performance, natural gas is at the forefront of people's thinking. By using both LNG and LPG instead of gasoline, Centaur is taking up the charge in doing all it can to reduce America's dependence on foreign fuel sources."

"Natural gas is a lot more attractive given the situation in the market, and there isn't a car on the market that currently utilizes both LNG and propane. It's the ultimate win-win for everybody," commented Kirby.

In addition, Centaur is also developing a consumer-targeted line of vehicles called the Centaur Dragonfly that can be powered by four fuel types -- gasoline, LNG, LPG and CNG (compressed natural gas). This new generation of cars, equipped with cutting-edge onboard technology developed by Maxximus, is specifically designed to put the owner of the vehicle in a position where they can avail themselves to the lowest priced fuel in their vicinity. The fuel locator draws on a continually updated database to easily locate alternative fuel stations along any given route complete with turn-by-turn driving directions and also identify the most economical alternative fuel sources locally, regionally and nationally.

Centaur Performance Group specializes in credit, relative value and niche energy strategies. Centaur's energy team allocates investment capital to private, continental U.S. based, oil and natural gas assets and the production of American energy resources. Hedge Week named Centaur's credit strategy as the Best Credit Fund of 2009. Centaur is headquartered on Fisher Island, FL, with affiliate offices in Bermuda and Rancho Santa Fe, California.

As Co-Founder and Chairman of the National Cristina Foundation (NCF), McMahan leads a non-profit organization with more than seven hundred worldwide affiliations. Its mission is to support the international development of technology applications for people with special needs. The Foundation originated the concept of technology reuse in 1983 and specializes in redistributing computers and other electronic hardware from corporations and individuals who have outgrown the technology and making them available to those in need.


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