Scientists revealed today a formula racing car made partly out of plant-based fibers which runs on vegetable oils and chocolate. Ever wanted your formula racing car and to eat it too? The "WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car" is your ticket.
The car's makers anticipate it to be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, with a 145mph top speed; currently they say it is the fastest to run on biofuels and also be made from biodegradable materials (the steering wheel is made from fibers derived from carrots and other root veggies, while the seat is built from flax fibre and soybean oil foam). Part of the aim is to inspire manufacturers to undertake similar ventures.
Testing on a racetrack will begin in a few weeks, following final adjustments to the engine; thus far, they've only dared to bring it up to 60mph. The vehicle will go on display at several races this year including the European Grand Prix and Britain's Goodwood Festival of Speed.