The 400-Pound Centaurus II by the University of Minnesota Solar Car Team

 - May 6, 2010
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Students from the University of Minnesota have built an angular solar-powered car called the Centaurus II, which will debut at the 2010 American Solar Challenge. The 400-pound Centaurus II has an aerodynamic body that is entirely fitted with solar panels, and its solar array encapsulation ensures maximum speed and efficiency.

It took nearly 50,000 hours for the University of Minnesota Solar Car team to complete the Centaurus II build. Materials for the Centaurus II were funded in cash and kind.