MTV’s Pimp My Ride will unveil a modified 1965 Chevrolet Impala, nicknamed the "Bio Rocket," that has been transformed into a biodiesel-powered alt-fuel wonder.

The Bio Rocke is powered by a new PPE supercharged GM Duramax diesel engine that runs on B-100 biodiesel. The original engine had an output of 350 hp, but with the new engine it goes up to 800 hp and 1400 lbs-ft. The Bio Rocket sprints from zero to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds.

"By installing a monster 800-horsepower diesel engine to run on biodiesel in the ’65 Impala, we demonstrated that you don’t have to sacrifice power to go green," said Beau Boeckmann, Galpin Auto Sports’ president.

Source: Inside Line

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  (344) posted on 03.15.2010

I saw this episode, and and what they did to the impala really rocks. For me restoring vintage cars really rocks though more expenssive in buying a new one.

  (570) posted on 01.21.2010

I saw this episode and what they did to the impala really rocks. For me restoring vintage cars really rocks though more expensive in buying a new one.

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