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July 7, 2017

Top U.S. solar car team goes small in effort to win big in 2017 contest

The sun-powered vehicle that the University of Michigan's top-ranked Solar Car Team will race in a global contest this fall is the smallest and most aerodynamic that any U-M team has ever built.

The long, skinny, single-fairing car is named Novum — Latin for "new thing."

July 17, 2015

Solar Car Team goes for gold with aerodynamic 'Aurum'

With a car that seats the driver so far to the right they had to design an elbow bulge into the chassis, the nation's top-ranked solar car team Friday unveiled the vehicle it will race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this fall.

January 19, 2015

U-M Solar Car Team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

An atypical U-M solar car squad raced in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in typical U-M solar car fashion: finishing on top.

The Solar Car Team, composed of U-M alumni and students, partnered with students from the University of Abu Dhabi to race its championship car, Quantum, against 15 teams from six continents.

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