Made entirely of vegetables, the 145mph ecoF3 has a steering wheel made of carrots, a body made of potatoes, and a seat made of soybeans. The engines lubricants are plant-oil based and it uses a biodiesel engine that is capable of running on chocolate and vegetable oil. The car parts are made from vegetable fibers mixed with resins, and the oils in the chocolate are refined to produce fuel.
Although green to the bone, this eco-friendly car was not allowed race in the Formula 3. The WorldFirst team, from Warwick University, hope racing chiefs will change the rules so they can compete in races next season. The engine fails to meet current regulations because of its unusual fuel. A team spokesman said: "We hope the Formula 1 teams will see that an environmentally friendly car is not necessarily a slow car.
"We expect our new materials to be used by the Formula 1 cars of the future."