Sunseeker 2010The 2010 car is the most recent solar car produced by Sunseeker. It was completed in 2010, and is the primary vehicle used by the team. It has competed in two American Solar Challenge cross-country races, and all of the Formula Sun Grand Prix races, since its debut. Next summer's race events are likely to be the last for this car, as new regulations, and the age of the car itself, make it harder to maintain for racing.
This car is the first three-wheeled design produced by the team, and is also one of only a few three-wheeled designs with two powered wheels.
|Weight with Driver||770 lb / 350 kg|
|Body & Frame||Fiberglass, carbon fiber and innegra composite with steel roll cage|
|Front Suspension||Machined aluminium unequal A-arm|
|Rear Suspension||Steel tube trailing arm|
|Rims||Carbon Fiber (By GHCraft)|
|Tires||14 inch Bridgestone Ecopia|
|Solar Cells||Sunpower A-300 (372 total)|
|Solar Array Area||65 ft2 / 6 m2|
|Solar Array Output||1.2 kW|
|Battery Weight||44 lb / 20 kg|
|Motors||6HP CSIRO with stationary axle (One for each front wheel)|
|Top Speed||80 mph / 130 kmh (expected)|