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According to a report on Fox News, a team of British engineers have designed a race car that runs on a fuel that’s derived from chocolate and is constructed of mostly parts derived from vegetables. It’s got a carrot fiber steering wheel, soybean seeded foam seats, breaks based on cashew nut shells and a body made from potato starch.

The car is 95 percent biodegradable and conforms to most of the international Formula 3 racing regulations. A BMW turbodiesel engine can propel the veggie-vehicle up to 150 miles per hour and can burn any type of biodiesel fuel. It’s a car sure to make any green-cause supporting race car enthusiast proud.

Unfortunately, the car won’t be seen on a racetrack anytime soon. Current Formula 3 regulations prohibit the use of biodiesel fuel in competition, though the fuel has become more popular in recent years with a turbodiesel powered Audi winning the last three runnings of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Are you eating enough of your veggies?

Brittany @ May 6, 2009

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