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GM Sunraycer solar car
Smithsonian Institution, Negative #: 90-3133


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GM Sunraycer solar car
Catalog #: 89.0599.01, Accession #: 1989.0599
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From the Smithsonian Collection
General Motors, GM Hughes Electronics, AeroVironment Inc and more than a dozen other GM divisions and suppliers developed this vehicle. It won the 1,950-mile World Solar Challenge in 1987, finishing more than 620 miles ahead of the nearest competitor. After the Sunraycer won the race, GM sent it on the road to events to garner publicity for the company. GM also created teaching materials for schools that focused on the Sunraycer.
Physical Description
19'9" long, 6'7" wide, 3'8" high. 390 pounds. Seats one person.
Date Made:
Gift of General Motors Corporation

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