Shock! Prince Charles’ Aston Martin DB6 runs on wine and cheese

The 51 year old Aston runs on surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process

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In today's episode of the things you didn't know, we will tell you about a very special car from the royal family. Meet Prince Charles’ Aston Martin DB6 - and no, it is not famous for that lovely blue paintwork. Instead, it has become a sensation due to the fact that it runs on wine and cheese. Don't adjust your glasses, we really did say 'wine and cheese'.

During an interview with BBC, Prince Charles revealed that he is fighting towards combating climate change and lowering carbon footprint by driving his rather spectacular Aston Martin which uses bioethanol as fuel.

“I’ve got electric cars now but it’s been so difficult. My old Aston Martin, which I’ve had for 51 years, runs on – can you believe this – surplus English white wine, and whey from the cheese process,” he said.

The Prince's DB6 was converted to run on wine and cheese by Aston Martin heritage specialist RS Williams Ltd. The bioethanol that the car uses comes from a Gloucestershire-based company called Green Fuels.

But that's not the only mind-boggling story related to this stunning DB6. The Prince has also revealed that he took help from two-time Formula One world champion Graham Hill to learn how to drive his Aston perfectly.

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  • He revealed this quite a while back, but he mentioned it again in an interview regarding his sympathy for young people's concerns for the environment. Lovely car - and what a gift to be given at age 21!

      12 days ago