Iran Claims It Has Made World's Most Powerful Natural Gas Car
Wired / Chuck Squatriglia
11-Feb-2009 (3 comments)

The Middle East's largest automaker has unveiled a four-door sedan, claiming its engine is the world's most powerful run by natural gas. It's a significant development in a country that has converted more than 250,000 cars to run on the stuff.
The company, Iran Khodro, says the turbocharged engine in the Samand Soren ELX produces 150 horsepower, 37 more than the CNG-powered Honda Civic GX and just four short of the gasoline-burning four-cylinder Toyota Camry.

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RE: I wonder

by Toofantheoncesogreat (not verified) on

They are on their way, the planned production of 5 refineries are to be finished by 2012. Thats an early estimate, before that, cars made in Iran are to be made dual engined by law, so that they can run on both natural gas and gasoline.


Why don't mullahs build oil refineries?

by I wonder (not verified) on

So that they do not have to import refined gasoline and be so miserably dependent?!!!


We claim?

by Toofantheoncesogreat (not verified) on

We proved it and patented it at the German engine expo. Chuck Squat.

I think this is Iran's 5 or 6 national engine. Many more to come.