This front view of the Xenith solar car shows just how streamlined the vehicle is.
Once you get past about 1,500 watts of solar output, the Solar Car Project team members say it's far more important to focus on improving the body shape than anything else on the vehicle.
Weight and aerodynamics play a critical role in a successful solar car, the team says. They haven't yet been able to put their vehicle into a wind tunnel for more accurate aerodynamic testing, but this car has a very low profile. They hope to find someone willing to supply them with wind tunnel time in the future so they can further improve their design.