This time, it is a Formula 3 racing car powered by leftover chocolate. Lola’s components are fabricated from carrots, potato starch and flax. According to planetark.org, the car can go from zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, has a top speed of 135 mph (220 km/h) and has... brake pads made from cashews, which are still under development.
The car is England's University of Warwick's project and the world's first racing car retrofitted with renewable and sustainable materials. The project was shown at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) energy conference in Boston.
The car uses a modified 2 liter BMW engine that has been converted to diesel from gasoline and configured to run on fuel derived from waste from chocolate factories or other plant-based oils. Another impressive feature is a radiator that converts ozone back to oxygen.
"It's a racing car that cleans up as it goes along," said Steve Maggs, another member of the design team.
Nine months were needed to develop this car and it costs $200,000.