29 Apr '11, 2pm

Chocolate-Powered F3 Racer Takes Victory Lap for Innovation

Chocolate-Powered F3 Racer Takes Victory Lap for Innovation

With a steering wheel partly made with carrot pulp and an engine fueled by waste chocolate and vegetable oil, the WorldFirst Formula 3 race car made quite a splash when it was unveiled two years ago . Since then, the car has garnered accolades and spawned research partnerships with universities, race teams and traditional car companies. Test laps revealed the car could drive wheel-to-wheel with its conventional Formula 3 counterparts. There is even a company working on commercializing that chocolate biodiesel. All in all, the edible car said to reach 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds has caught the imagination of the public on both sides of the pond, ranging from students to motorsport enthusiasts. As recently as last week, the WorldFirst Formula 3 race car -- nicknamed Lola -- thrilled a crowd of 150,000 at an event in the U.K., according to Kerry Kirwan, who lead the team...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/04/29/chocolate-powered...

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