Engineers from England’s Warwick University have created the world’s greenest racing car made from vegetable products and powered by a chocolate-based biofuel. The makers of the F3 car incorporated carrots into the steering wheel, soy bean oil foam in the seat and recycled bottled and carbon fiber.
According to Reuters, the makers of the WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car want to prove that racing doesn’t have to be a gas-guzzling, “eco disaster,” and going green can mean going fast. The car is the world’s first sustainable F3 racing car and will soon be able to reach up to 160 mph.
The car runs on waste from chocolate factories and plant fiber. But it’s this fuel innovation that’s keeping it off the tracks for now. The technology is a little “too unusual” to meet current racing standards. But it will still get its share of show time. The car will go on display at several races including the European Grand Prix and Britain’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.