LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ACAT Global commissioned the project in an effort to showcase the design and technology of the corporation's new catalytic converter. Acquiring all technology and manufacturing assets of GM/Delphi's metallic catalytic converter division, ACAT Global is currently producing the world's lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and greenest catalytic converter on the market today. GM/Delphi invested an estimated $500 million, during an 18-year period, to bring the technology to the point of full commercialization.
The leader in clean air technology, ACAT produces the cleanest, most efficient catalytic converter substrate on the market today. It uses one-third less precious metals, yet still achieves the same emissions reduction while reducing sound by 30 decibels. ACAT's technology raises environmental standards across the board while also creating a significant cost-savings in raw materials used.
According to ACAT Global's CEO Joe A. Moch, "The impact of this patented and proprietary technology has far reaching implications, not only from a business and manufacturing perspective but, something of even greater importance -- a profoundly game-changing global environmental impact."
Transforming the production Ferrari 575 into a vehicle set to race in the Grand Touring class at the Bonneville Salt Flats during SpeedWeek, is a challenging, but distinctive, undertaking. Spearheading the customization effort is renowned endurance racing's Jim Busby, whose JBR Motorsports has produced numerous race titles and nine World Land Speed Records.
Legendary Motorsports artist Troy Lee has been commissioned to create the graphics for the extraordinary French Racing Blue Ferrari.
The rareness of the undertaking piqued the interest of ACAT Global's Joe W. Moch. Moch switches gears from international road racing experiences, to U.S. straight away speed, as he attempts to break the World Land Speed Record, of 232 miles per hour, in the CGT Class, aboard the ACAT Ferrari 575 - car #4013, mid-August.
The World Land Speed Record breaking attempt involves three days of inspection for the car, a Rookie Orientation, licensing, Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) requirements, a series of ramp-up runs and several progressing stages of control demonstration for Moch. During the 3 mile course, Moch will have to demonstrate an ability to control the car while staying within 150-175 miles per hour. Upon earning his 175 mph badge, Moch moves the ACAT-backed Ferrari 575 onto the salt for testing and must then bring the car to a speed of 200 mph in order to qualify for the record.
SOURCE ACAT - Advanced Clean Air Technologies