On a cloudy day in New South Whales, Australia, a group of students set the world record for fastest solar-powered car. The SunSwift Ivy got up to 55.2 mph as it drove down the HMAS Albatross navy base airstrip.
The car, which was powered strictly by the 400 silicon cells, was built by a group of students at the University of New South Whales. During the record setting ride, it was driven by professional racer Barton Mawer.
People from the Guinness Book of World Records were on hand when the team attempted to break the record, and they have already confirmed that the SunSwift is now the fastest solar powered car. The SunSwift Ivy beat out the GM SunRaycer, which his 48 mph in 1987.
Here’s a video of the SunSwift team attempting to break the record.