MIT's 90 MPH Solar car to Race in the 2009 World Solar Challenge.
The rules of this contest are simple: Design and build a car capable of crossing the Australian continent on the power of sunlight!
The MIT team named the machine 'Eleanor', the Solar Race Car. I don't know why, either.
The 2009 World Solar Challenge, taking place in Australia from October 25th to 31st, will see some of the most efficient solar vehicles in the world compete in a seven day, 2,000 miles race from Darwin to Adelaide. One of the competitors will be Eleanor, the new electric race car by MIT's Solar Vehicle Team.
Helpful hint, guys. Bring lots o' drinking water!