Yesterday, scientists at the University of Warwick in England unveiled a race car that runs on chocolate, or at least the waste from a chocolate factory. The car, built to Formula 3 specifications, is even more distinct because it's also built using biodegradable materials.
The steering wheel, seat and www.omroepgroesbeek.nl car body are all made from plant fibers from carrots, flax, soybean and various root vegetables. The engine runs on a mixture of vegetable oil and chocolate waste. The makers claim that it's the fastest biofuel car to also be made out of sustainable materials and I'm claiming that it will be the first car whose description makes people hungry. It's built to reach a top speed of 145 mph and drivers will take it out for a full-speed test run in a few weeks to verify its performance.
The makers are calling it the "WorldFirst Formula 3 Race Car" and are taking it on a tour of several races where it will be on display, including the European Grand Prix andBritain's Goodwood Festival of thegracedarlinghotel.com.au Speed.
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