British teardrop shaped car to enter World Solar Challenge

July 2013
Engineer (Online Edition);7/5/2013, p1
The article describes the British team's entry into the World Solar Challenge, a teardrop shaped solar-powered car named Resolution, and explains how its design maximizes aerodynamic and solar performance. Developed by a team of students from Cambridge University, it says that what makes the car unique is its capacity to align its panels with the sun giving the car 20 per cent extra power. Some of the features of the car are described.


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