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No,
really. A Formula 3 car has been made out of vegetables. And it
runs on chocolate. No, really.

The ecoF3
racing car, the first F3 car made out of eco-friendly materials, is
the work of the WorldFirst team, based at Warwick University. The
bodywork is a mixture of potato fibres and resins, the seat is good
ol’ fashioned soya beans and the steering wheel is made of
carrots. It’s got plant oil-based lubricants to grease its
moving parts, and a biodiesel engine that can run on chocolate
extracts and vegetable oil.

Sadly, the
car can’t compete in next season’s championship because
its unusual fuel means it doesn’t meet race regulations.

Project
manager James Meredith said, "It’s been very exciting working
on the project and important for our team to develop a working
example of a truly green motor racing car.

"The
WorldFirst project expels the myth that performance needs to be
compromised when developing the sustainable motor vehicles of the
future."

No,
really.

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