By CHUCK ADAMSON of the Tribune’s staff -- July 24, 2005
The car made of carbon fiber and Kevlar is about 17 feet long and 6 feet wide. It’s covered by 463 solar tiles, each about 5 inches square, that power a 5-horsepower motor.
The race speed limit is 65 mph, which the MU team can hit in sunny conditions.
MU Professor Richard Whelove, the faculty adviser on the project, said the team is doing extraordinarily well, given its budget.