March 23, 2007

WMG Sends Race Car You Can Grow To Eden Project

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/wmg_sends_race/

If you thought motor-racing was all about petrol-heads and champagne, WMG students at the University of Warwick will make you think again.

Eco One is an environmentally-friendly race car with a difference: its shell is made from hemp, the tyres made from potatoes and the brake pads made from cashew nut shells. It also runs entirely on bio-fuels and bio-lubricants.

But its green credentials don’t hold it back on the track. Designed originally with a top speed of 125mph, project manager Ben Wood has ‘tweaked’ the original Formula Student engine and claims he can achieve up to 150mph – given a long straight and a tailwind.


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