Monday, September 28, 2009

135: Top speed of Formula 3 "chocolate" car

135 mph is the top speed of a British-built Formula 3 race car that runs on fuel derived from chocolate and vegetable oil. The car's steering wheel is made of carrots. Talk about healthy travel!

The British-designed car will make its competitive debut at Brands Hatch on October 17, with its creators confident that it will be able to hold its own against conventional racing cars.

This is truly the world's greenest car. The body of the World First Race Car is built from recycled carbon fiber left over from airplane production. Its steering wheel is made from “carrot fiber”, cellulose nano-fibers extracted from the residue from a carrot soup factory. The car runs off biodiesel made from a mixture of chocolate waste and alcohol distilled from leftover wine, but has a top speed of 135 mph. It is capable of 170mph.

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