Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

By Charlie Nardozzi

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in England have developed a prototype Formula 1 race car made from and powered entirely by vegetables.

The WorldFirst Formula 3 race car features a steering wheel made from carrots and other root vegetables, a flax fiber and soybean oil foam racing seat, bodywork made from potatoes, plant oil-based engine lubricants, and a biodiesel engine configured to run on waste chocolate and vegetable oil. Even with all these veggies, this 'green' race car still can do 125 mile per hour around the track.

For more information on the WorldFirst Formula 3 race car, go to: University of Warwick

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