Courtesy Adem Rudin The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team provided a sneak preview of its newest car, Centaurus. The U of MN team placed 2nd in the 2005 North American Solar Challenge. The 2008 NASC will take place on July 13-22, 2008, on a route between Dallas, Texas and Calgary, Alberta.
"As many of the top cars were bumping up against the 65 mph (105 km/h) race speed limit in the 2005 event, race rules were changed in order to improve safety and limit performance. Open class cars are now only allowed 6 square meters of active cell area, and upright seating is required for both open and stock class cars."