Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chrysler's commitment to sustainability

Every year I drive down to Pebble for Bill Murray’s gags and repartee, and in 2010 I return in August where my Chrysler Portobello will be a shining star in the Concours d’ Elegance. Publicity is already mushrooming. Here is copy from the brochure that the Chrysler legal department has graciously allowed me to reprint:

The Chrysler Portobello makes its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. The first example of this stunning super car is on display, detailing the quintessence of Chrysler engineering and design expertise. The culmination of all the marque’s know-how, it delivers effortless beauty with performance potential eclipsing any previous Chrysler. It promises a driving experience of unrivalled intensity and excitement while representing the world’s most desirable automotive art form.

Chrysler's commitment to sustainability is evidenced by the fact that the car is self-generating. It has a revolutionary dirt floor and every spring little Portobellos start their path to a full size car right inside the vehicle. The LS model is not equipped with a dirt floor, but a few squirts of the spray bottle on its blue-green shag carpeting and lil' Bellos will sprout.

Though it only comes in tan, brown, or black the car is very green. It relies on electric energy from an amazing storage battery located on the underside the car that powers “spark” plugs which then ignite gaseous fumes in the cylinders that turn the drive train. Its aerodynamics and single wheel contribute to gas mileage that far exceeds any SUV. The car’s heater saves energy by relying on heat from decaying vegetable matter.

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