Chocolate Fueled F3 Race Car Capable of 145mph

University of Warwick scientists have built a Formula 3 car that runs on biofuel, but not the conventional kinds we're used to hearing about. The AP is reporting on the "WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car" that runs on "waste from chocolate factories" and could reach a top speed of 145 mph.

With a steering wheel, seat, and body built from plant fibers, the car can also utilizes vegetable oils. Scientists converted the oils and choco waste into a new, potentially delicious, fuel.  Some of the vegetation used include carrots and other root vegetables, flax, and soy.

Although the AP was unable to verify the car's details, the video looks fairly convincing.  The engine has a good sound, and it seems evident that the driver never really pushed the pedal down all the way.  The AP reports that the car is built to F3 size, weight, and performance restrictions. Full track testing is slated to begin within a few weeks, according to the scientists. So far, they have only managed to get the vehicle up to 60 mph. Those wanting to check out the oddity may do so at either the European Grand Prix, or the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the car will be on display.


Source: AP
Published May 6th, 2009 9:48pm By Zack Newmark

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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
i wonder, if you put willy wonka's super chocolate. would it be like adding turbo flavoured chocolate waste into this ? hahaha still though thats really cool. and F3 that runs on chocolate :) delicious.
May 7th, 2009 10:05pm
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astroturf777 astroturf777
i could run on waste from chocolate factories...
May 7th, 2009 2:01pm
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hofmeyer hofmeyer
I think Hyundai was working on an off-roader that runs on kimchee....
May 7th, 2009 9:47am
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WildMaverick1200 WildMaverick1200
Cool! I never imagined that Hersheys could be used to spin wheels!!
May 7th, 2009 5:17am
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Sedaer Sedaer
I dont think that is 145MPH
May 7th, 2009 4:54am
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zdenda20 zdenda20
Well, many women will be mad at this, because chocolate should become extinct within 3 years:( RIP HINT:just put FUEL into it?!
May 7th, 2009 4:25am
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alessandro alessandro
It is fast Ok! But the taste? Like in Peter Handke's "In Watermelon Sugar"
May 7th, 2009 3:42am
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Beetle Beetle
That STIG gets everywhere :) Looks like it might just work , whats the smell like ?
May 7th, 2009 3:04am
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