Turks Hold First Solar Car Race

A mere ten days after screeching Formula One engines shrieked out across the Istanbul Park Racetrack, a group of an entirely different kind of technological marvels were making the rounds of the raceway solar cars. The cars, built by fifteen universities and one high school cruised the track a paltry 45 km/h. You probably wouldn't be ticketed for doing that in school zone. Nevertheless, we're big on the solar car brigade, as they're functional pieces of design to go as far as possible as fast as possible, even if it's akin, relatively speaking, to pouring Aunt Jemima outdoors during a Michigan winter.

Solar Cars Race at Istanbul F1 Track [Turkish Daily News]

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