Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chocolate Powered Race Car

Everyone and his mother sent me a copy of the story about the Formula 3 race car that runs on chocolate. It's not as far-fetched as one might think, given that fuel can be made out of almost any vegetable.

The University of Warwick is testing a Formula 3 raced car that is powered by chocolate. The World First race car is built mainly from potatoes and the race-legal steering wheel is made from carrots and other veggies. The seat is made with soybean-oil foam and covered with a flax fiber weave. This is the first Formula 3 racing car made from renewable and sustainable materials.

The car can reach speeds of 125mph around corners and will be hitting a race track later this week. Unfortunately, Formula 3 cars can't race on biodiesel, which is the only thing that keeps this car from meeting all Formula 3 racing standards.

This is an excellent example of how cars, race boats and more can be safer for the environment. This biodiesel engine runs on waste chocolate and vegetable oil. Waste chocolate? Is there really such a thing? Bad chocolate is better than no chocolate, right?

O.k. the reality is that the fuel is really waste chocolate oil from chocolate factories which is not recommended for consumption.

Fumes would be heavenly!!!

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