Swede Team Motor isn’t the only race team I’m hoping to follow this year.
Anders Weglin Racing is another privateer running a 9-3 sport sedan around Sweden’s racing tracks. This car is somewhat different though, in that it runs it’s 2 litre engine on E85, pushing out around 500hp and a top speed of 282 km/h!!
This car is running against Vipers and Corvettes, so it’s serious business. Like STM, Saab is on board with the Weglin team. It’s good to see some grass-roots racing sponsorship and I can’t help but think that Saab’s image amongst Sweden’s motoring enthusiasts is enhanced by this. They always were identified as the sporting choice out of the Swedish car companies and it’s great to see that being maintained there. If only it could happen a little more abroad.
I’ll publish more about this Anders Weglin Racing as it comes to hand.
Image from SLC.se
And for those of you that are interested – in addition to Toyota announcing e85 vehicles for the US market in the near future, you can now add Chrysler to the mix. They’ve announced a plan for e85 in Jeeps and a Dodge starting in 2007.
I hope Jay’s getting closer to a start date for the biopower 9-5 in the US.