At a height of 97cm, the Advantage Rone is the lowest car in the world. It is also, claims its Swiss designer, the first sports car to run on kitchen and garden waste.
Created by Rinspeed, the new concept car has a rear-mounted bivalent 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine (16V) which produces 120 hp at 5,500 rpm and delivers its maximum torque of 165 Nm at 3,000 rpm. It also does 0 - 100 km/h in less than six seconds and has a top speed of 205 km/h.
The car, which is said to produce upto 95% less emissions than conventional petrol and diesel vehicles, runs on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or Kompogas, a biofuel developed in Switzerland.
Kompogas is created by the fermentation of garden and kitchen waste and is CO2-neutral. This means that the Kompogas-powered Advantage Rone releases no additional CO2. Using the energy from 100 kg of organic waste, the Rone can cover 100 km.