Anthelion shows its speed and races to fourth in Formula Sun Grand Prix

Anthelion takes a corner during the Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is part of Emerging Tech Day at the speedway, one of the special events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. Team PrISUm photo.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.

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