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The tyres are made of potatoes and the brake pads from ground cashew shells.


The body was created from hemp and rapeseed oil, and it runs on fuel made from fermented wheat and sugar beet.
Yet despite the greenest of credentials, this mean machine is capable of a highly-impressive 150mph.
The one-seater racing car - called Eco One - has been built by experts from Warwick University to dispel the perception that 'green' motoring means dull little electric runarounds or filling your fuel tank with chip fat. Scroll down for more...
Designer Ben Wood says Eco One can reach 150mph



The academics behind the project hope that cars made in such a way will one day be a regular sight on Grand Prix circuits and that their ideas will also be adopted by the mass automotive industry.
Eco One was designed by Dr Kerry Kirwan, a researcher at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), the university's academic department which provides solutions to industry, and built by student Ben Wood over two months at a cost of £20,000. Scroll down for more...
Ben races into pole position in Eco One


Mr Wood, 23, pictured in the car, said: "All the plastic components can be made from plants and although the chassis has to be made from steel for strength, steel is a very recyclable material.
"If we can build a high-performance car that can virtually be grown from seed, just imagine what's possible for the average family car."
Powered by the engine from a Triumph Daytona motor-cycle, Eco One does 0-62mph in under four seconds. It will be on display at the National Science Museum in London from August 28 to 30.
Zoe Howard, head of communications for WMG, said: 'It demonstrates that not all eco cars have to be small and electric - they can be high-performance too.
"We have been speaking to various-people within the motor sports industry. There are a number of potential collaborators who seem keen on developing the technology.
"The motor sports industry knows it's got to be greener. And the concept is transferable into cars for the race track or the motorway.
"The main message is how cuttingedge technology is making high performance-eco-friendly cars a reality, helping dispel the myth that 'green' cars are slow and sluggish."
Eco One is 95 per cent biodegradable or recyclable, although its steering-wheel, seat and electrics comprise conventional materials. It has not been raced competitively because, the designers say, it is in a class of its own.

Put some lights on that and I'll take one!
 

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Let me guess it can be powered by baked beans. the musical fruit:laughing:
 

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I can see it now. I come out of a store and there are a bunch of coyotes eating my car.
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: That is some funny shznit
 

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lets see tires with less friction... friction=traction

So what there saying is hard rubber tires . I don't think so.
 

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I'll bet they could squeeze out a few more MPH if they adjusted that extreme toe-in...


I can see it now. I come out of a store and there are a bunch of coyotes eating my car.
:smack
 
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