The Great Race is a 22,000 mile race that stretches from New York to Paris with origins going back to the first race in 2008. One of the entrants in this years historic race will be a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 that has been converted to operate on E85 fuel. The car will be entered into the Innovation Class of cars involved in the Great Race and will have its progress and performance watched closely by Bradley University’s Department of Engineering.
Alternative fuels are not new to Aston Martin as their DBRS9 ethanol fueled race team is a British GT championship winner. So as the DRBS9 has provided countless data for ethanol fueled race engines the 1967 DB6 should provide a critical data on long term, longevity of ethanol engines in all types of terrain and conditions. The Great Race willÂ take theÂ participants of the race the race across mountain ranges, cliffs, desserts and ice as the cars work to make their way across the globe.
For more information on the E85 1967 Aston Martin DB6 and its Great Race run check out AutoBlogGreen or head straight over to the Great Race website. With 286 days before the beginning of the 2008 Great Race you can rest assured that more coverage of the race teams involved is sure to follow.