Car Driving Chocoholics!
This morning, I went into a shop looking for chalk for my grandson, and as I walked through the aisles this headline jumped off the shelf and smacked me in the eye:-
'THE CAR THAT RUNS ON CHOCOLATE'
Ideal, those chocoholics on hubpages would love this , bought the paper and rushed back. Oh had to buy chocolate to eat on the way home.
Thats the main story of this hub but just had to show you this first.
The video above shows the first ever full size chocolate racing car ever created in Asia. The car was created to celebrate the first ever motor racing event held in Singapore and can be seen at the Hotel Plaza Hotel on Scotts.
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At the beginning of this month, The University of Warwick, revealed the "World First Formula 3 racing car"
from left to right - Dr Kerry ,Dr Steve,Dr James
What they have to say!
Dr Kerry Kirwan from the research team -
tells us that the steering wheel was made from carrots and other root vegetables , and that the seat cotained soya beans. He also tells us that the radiator is coated with an emission destroying catalyst.
Dr Steve Maggs from the research team said
" the World First project proves that if you are going to wholeheartedly embrace the ‘green is great’ ethos you have to broaden your vision and have a strategy that stretches throughout the chain from the raw materials to the final disposal of the car."
Project Manager, James Meredith, said
“ The WorldFirst project expels the myth that performance needs to be compromised when developing the sustainable motor vehicles of the future”
A Car run on Chocolate!
What is amazing about this , is that the car is powered by chocolate , steered by carrots and the bodywork is made from potatoes - and despite all of this the car performs well and can reach speeds of 125 mph around corners!!
The car is fuelled with a mix of waste chocolate and vegetable oil. The fuel has to be mixed 50/50 with standard diesel to prevent the parts from gumming up.
The body work has been made with a mix of materials like flax and hemp as well as recycled carbon fibre. The fibres from carrots and other root vegetables were used to make the steering wheel, and potato starch used to make the wing mirrors.
The sad thing is that although the car meets all the Formula 3 racing standards it cannot be raced. Formula 3 does not allow the use of bio-diesel for racing.
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