The Queen is going green. Not surprisingly, the head of the Royal Family doesn't drive herself, relying instead on Bentley
to provide a couple of £10 million limos complete with drivers. Must be nice, huh? The two luxury machines maintained for the Queen will be converted to run on biofuels
, which we assume means ethanol
. As of this moment, each machine is powered by a 6.75L twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 400 horsepower, though we're not sure if these engines will be converted or replaced. This move coincides nicely with Bentley's stated goal
of emitting no more than 120g/km of CO2
per vehicle on a well-to-wheels basis by 2012.
The Royal Family is said to be very eco-conscious and is actually surprisingly well-versed in biofuels, with Prince Charles having already converted his Aston Martin to run on alcohol fuel
and his Range Rover
and Jaguars to biodiesel
. Biofuel Bentleys
are better than petrol-burning Bentleys, we suppose, but just switching to something smaller would have a much greater effect.
[Source: Daily Mail