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iamjoe56 May 5, 09
Bullshit. This seems like this is going a bit far. I mean, the car probably has the structural integrity of a paper hat. And seriously, Chocolate? It runs on CHOCOLATE? *sigh*
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dvrocc May 5, 09
With all the new biofuels and Alt-energies its more common then you think, heck years back when people heard that diesel fuel was being made from corn people were like, shut up! that will never stick.......... where hear we are and corn is a part of biofuel and i guess chacalote is right there with it.

Not sure about the body, I guess we have the tech to break down these elements and convert them.
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Cheesysoapopra May 5, 09
Now we can spend fuel creating chocolate to run cars! SWEET.
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kik36 May 5, 09
Still doesn't take into consideration the tires which are wasted like no one's business.
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iamjoe56 May 5, 09
quote kik36
Still doesn't take into consideration the tires which are wasted like no one's business.
Go away, hippie. The simple fact is that these 'biofuels' , most of the new ones, excluding Bio diesel, take a decent amount of energy to create. Bio diesel takes about a watt, tops to make, really. Just enough to run a mixer, and it can be made by people in their garage. But Chocolate? SERIOUSLY! It makes no sense. Same thing with Ethanol, it takes a large amount of energy, that is generated by conventional fuels, to make. Kind of pointless, really.
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kik36 May 5, 09
quote iamjoe56
quote kik36
Still doesn't take into consideration the tires which are wasted like no one's business.
Go away, hippie.
LOL WTF are you talking about? I was just saying if you're going to go through the trouble of making a steering wheel out of carrots, why stop there?
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iamjoe56 May 5, 09
Because i really doubt Potato's or any veggie will stand up to the friction of this thing accelerating. Let alone to friction of moving along at 145 MPH.
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MrGrimm May 5, 09
The only friction in a formula race car is in the wheels, I'm pretty sure. So the lighter the material for the body, the better.
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Hellfire29 May 5, 09
It's only partially biofibres. They only biofibres may be the seat and steering wheel.
quote MrGrimm
The only friction in a formula race car is in the wheels, I'm pretty sure. So the lighter the material for the body, the better.
The spoilers have some resistance too, as well as any surface on the car that produces drag.
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Kilgore May 6, 09
quote iamjoe56
Bullshit. This seems like this is going a bit far. I mean, the car probably has the structural integrity of a paper hat. And seriously, Chocolate? It runs on CHOCOLATE? *sigh*
The body of the car is a carbon fibre composite monocoque like a normal formula 3 car.

Only certain aspects of the car are bio-gradeable.
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iamjoe56 May 6, 09
@kilgore


So it actually isn't a car made of Veggies. lol. Nothing like saying you've done something when you haven't. Course, my original thought was right, 'Bullshit'.
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