Deliciously sustainable: chocolate-powered race cars

Clouds. Sun. Biofuel. Chocolate?

photo credit: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

photo credit: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This blog has explored a number of alternative forms of fuel and power. But this is the first time chocolate has been involved.

ScienceDaily wrote about the world’s first sustainable race car last month. The car is made from woven flax, recycled carbon fibre, recycled resin and carrot pulp for the steering wheel. It runs on biofuel made from chocolate and animal fats and is lubricated with plant oils.

However, the Formula 3 race car is not just an environmentally friendly car, it is also fast.The car has a top speed of 135 mph, can achieve 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and is turbo charged to give it more torque.

Fast, eco-friendly and chocolate-powered – what’s next?