Audi made racing gasoline out of wasteOctober 4, 2019
Audi will bring to the Hockenheimring two RS 5 DTM racing taxis powered by Aral from Germany. The 50 percent blend consists of renewable components and provides a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions.
One of Audi’s ambitious goals is a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025. One of the points of its achievement will, of course, be the electrification of power plants. However, the fleet of the company has a huge number of cars with traditional internal combustion engines, and the transition to a new type of fuel will make them more environmentally friendly.
Aral’s fuel is half composed of components derived from waste. It corresponds to the Aral Ultimate 102 racing fuel used in the DTM series since 2005. Compared to regular gasoline, low-carbon fuels can reduce CO₂ emissions by 30 percent.
The debut of those working on such gasoline RS 5 DTM will take place at the DTM finals in Hockenheim. Behind the wheel of the first car is Emerson Fittipaldi, the second is the winner of Le Mans Benoit Trelayer. Switching to a new fuel did not require redesigning the power units, therefore, under the hood of the DTM-em cars there is a “turbo four” 2.0 TFSI DTM with a return of more than 610 forces and 650 Nm of torque, coupled with a six-speed Hewland sequencer.
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