Inner City Kids Create 4 Sec 0-60 Mph 50 Mpg Sports Car

I found a good use for soybeans from an unexpected source: A CBS News report about an auto show last month in Philadelphia displaying a remarkable-looking car running on soybean bio-diesel fuel. Even more awesome, the car that goes from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds and gets more than 50 miles a gallon was built by five inner-city high school students.

These students -- some of them a problem once upon a time in the classroom -- along with some friends built the car over the course of a year as an after-school project.

Their shop teacher had it right when asked why automakers haven't stepped up to build more fuel-efficient cars: The greed of the major oil companies, only equaled by the mega drug companies.

Be sure to watch the video to the right of the story (free video link below), so you can see this remarkable car and meet the dedicated young men who worked on it.

CBS News February 17, 2006 Free Video Link

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