New Bio Racing Car Powered by Chocolate

Assembled from taters, maneuvered with carrots and high-powered by chocolate.

The manufacturers of this Formula Three car would like to demonstrate that motor racing does not have to be a gas-guzzling eco-disaster.

Engineers at England's Warwick University allege it is the first racing-standard car assembled altogether from sustainable and recycled products.

[Dr James Meredith, University Of Warwick]:
"We have incorporated carrots into the steering wheel, we have incorporated potatoes into wing mirrors and we have managed to incorporate soy bean oil foam into the seat. We have also got many other natural fibres such as flax and hemp in the bodywork as well as recycled carbon fibre and some recycled bottles which make up the resin in the composites".

The race car is even power-driven by biofuel created of wastes from chocolate factories.

But the automobile is more than just an eco car -- the squad allege the racer will shortly be achieving speeds of equal to 160 mph.

Applied scientists like Steve Maggs enounce they would like to establish that going eco could as well imply going quick.

[Dr. Steve Maggs, Engineer, University of Warwick]:
"We will be green in the future. We have already seen Formula One adopting some green technologies in the (KERS) - Kinetic Energy Recovery System that we are seeing on cars this year which have actually have improved
performance and making the sport more exciting. I am convinced that some of these technologies will be sustainable materials technology will see them on not just Formula one but other aspects of Motorsport as well".

Just in spite of late attempts by the world's racing community to try out its green credentials, this eco car will not have the chance to raise itself on the racetrack any time soon.

It's chocolate-based fuel is a little too strange to conform to current racing rules

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