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