$1 Million Liquid Natural Gas Car Planned

Speciality car manufacturer Maxximus is in the process of building a $1,000,000 super sports car that runs on liquid natural gas (LNG), something we’ve usually seen on fleet vehicles. You read correctly – $1 million. Dubbed the Prodigy, it builds off the design of the LNG 2000 prototype model and would be the world’s first LNG-powered super car.

The company says that the Prodigy will have an interior that equals that of a Rolls Royce, whatever that means. But from the sketch image seen below, it does seem that the creators are looking to compete with luxury brands like Ferrari or Tesla Motors in terms of style, only with a much higher price tag.

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image via Maxximus

The LNG 2000, seen in the photo below with extremely controversial billionaire backer David Bruce McMahan, was designed by Marlon Kirby of Indianapolis over the course of two years. The car is said to produce 1,600 horsepower, getting it from zero to 60 mph in almost two seconds flat. Not stopping there, Kirby says he’s hoping to hit the 300 mph mark with the vehicle, too.

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image via Maxximus

So, who’s buying this $1 million monster of a machine? Well, according to the company[PDF], at least five very wealthy people who, apparently, enjoy speed as much as they do spending money.

If you want to see the vehicle’s designers talk more about the Prodigy, with a fair amount of American pride, check out the video below, which includes several shots of the LNG 2000 protoype. It may not be practical, but it sure is fast.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

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