WorldFirst green racing car to take on Formula 3

Date:9 February 2010

In May 2009, researchers at the University of Warwick unveiled the WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car, which is powered by chocolate, steered by carrots, has bodywork made from potatoes, and can still do 200 km/h around corners.


It is the first Formula 3 racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials, putting the world first by effectively managing the planet’s resources. The car meets all the Formula 3 racing standards except for its biodiesel engine which is configured to run on fuel derived from waste chocolate and vegetable oil. Formula 3 cars currently cannot use biodiesel.


This video shows footage from the first day it was ready to drive…


Image caption: from left to right, Dr Kerry Kirwan, Dr Steve Maggs and Dr James Meredith alongside the WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car. Image credit: University of Warwick

Video credit: University of Warwick

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