Anthelion finally proved it’s a quick and reliable solar race car.
On the third and final day of this year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix for student-designed and student-built solar cars, Team PrISUm raced for another 156 laps around a nearly one-mile section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.
That was good enough to maintain the team’s hold on fourth for the grand prix. Anthelion (the $250,000 car is named for the rare halo that can appear opposite the sun) completed a total of 403 laps. The University of Minnesota won the competition with 569 laps.