Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Vince Cable gets to drive an Aston Martin and chocolate powered car made of carrots!!
He has the banks to sort out, a weighty challenge, but it's good that there are some perks of the job, all in the name of supporting British business, of course. Last year I posted about his appearance on Desert Island Discs in which he said that his luxury would be an Aston Martin. Yesterday, he got to drive one on a visit to Aston Marton's HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The DBS, as you can see above, is a thing of beauty so I am very, very jealous.
Even this superstar of British engineering wasn't the most exciting car he saw yesterday, though. He also got to drive a Jaguar Limo Green, a British built hybrid car. He also had the chance to get behind the wheel of a third car, at Jaguar's state of the art research lab in Coventry. This is a racing car with a steering wheel made from carrot fibres and powered by chocolate. Here's a video on this utterly fascinating feat of green technology which can be found on the University of Warwick's You Tube channel here.
I think it's fascinating, even though I am not sure there is such a concept of waste chocolate. I wonder if Mr Lovely Doctor Chocoholic approves of the cocoa bean being turned into biofuel.