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Sunswift IV Sets a New World Speed Record

Written on January 11, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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A new champion amongst solar-powered cars has emerged in sunny Australia: A student-built solar car, christened the Sunswift IV, has crushed the previous speed record with a run that topped out at 56.85 mph.

In the sunny Australia, a new champion amongst solar-powered cars rose. A student-built solar car, , broke the previous speed record that topped out at 56.85 mph. Apparently, the act required removing the car’s 55-pound battery in order to make two trips on a 2,500 meter track. However, the record is peculiar because it can only be awarded to cars powered by the sun alone — no batteries included. The will join the World Solar Challenge this October. Fortunately, the skies were almost cloudy on the day the team set the new world speed record. That is why the students of University of New South Wales are confident that can go even faster on the event.

Check out the video below to see how Sunswift IV moves.

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