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Old 03-06-2010, 05:18 PM
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This is a good one and very HARD but I know alot of you like a good challenge.

So here is the Scene

You are the boss of a massive successful racing team, like Ferrari in f1 for example (can be any series you wish as long as its racing)
You have multi millions in the bank and your in a big racing sport like F1 or indy car, moto-gp or nascar were by money is pretty much umlimited for development.

Anyway the boss of the racing series says there will only be ONE new rule for the 2011 racing, this is as follows.

Rule:- All vehicles racing must NOT use any fossil fuel products.
This means no petrol, diesel, engine oil, grear oil, autogas, etc. your new racing vehicle cannot use anything Fossil fuel

Now your challenge is to think and describe how you would make your 2011 racing car / bike.
Your going to have to think of alternate:-

fuel
Lubraction for engine
Lubrication for gears
Lubrication for any moving parts
And describe how this lube will work to replace oil (for example you cannot say I am going to use gravy instead of gear oil, you will have to give an reason why and how gravy would work as gear oil and last a race)

So get you thinking caps on and build your racing car, reply below with your spec list and reasons for choosing those materials.

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Old 03-06-2010, 09:23 PM
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i can only come up with the first part i would make it electric like the tesla they are very fast
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Wow thats a pretty tough task. I rather stick to my fossil fuels haha. Obviously use electricity for running it, but the rest unsure of

I'm interested to see what some of the guys come up with! Goodluck all!!
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i would go with solar powered electric motor, tires made from potatoes, brake pads manufactured from cashew nut shells, and a bodyshell made from hemp. biofuel and bio-lubricants, all plastic components can be made from plants
soy based or canola based lubricants, for bearings lithium soap or mineral oil based compounds
these are being used in vehicles both light & heavy, by students at places like M.I.T. & a college or 2 in England
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I agree, electricity for power, and like GT said, most of your oils/lubrication products can be and already are being made of plant material, in some, even the padding in the seats, yet like ScatPak, even with money being no object, I still prefer my ozone burning, smog creating, sooty fossil fuel internal combustion engines to an ordinary household light socket, but that's just me.

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