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UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift

UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift

Team overview

UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift

  • Car name

    Violet

  • University

    UNSW Engineering

  • Country

    Australia

  • WSC class

    Adventure

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 14:09:14 Katherine 321.774
Day 2 Oct 9 9:50:57 Daly Waters 588.225
Day 3 Oct 10 15:47:53 Alice Springs 1493.37
Day 4 Oct 11 10:05:00 Kulgera 1765.89
Day 5 Oct 12 14:44:18 Port Augusta 2720.27
Day 6 Oct 13 9:51:56 Adelaide 3020.59
Day 7 Oct 13 9:51:56 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

2017 will mark the 9th time Sunswift will have competed in the BWSC

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

The main theme behind Violet's construction is refinement. Our goal with the new solar car is to ensure that every component of the car is designed and finished with the highest quality for a flawless finished vehicle.

What is unique about your solar car?

An area that is usually overlooked due to time constraints in solar cars is the interior. This is where our new car hopes to excel. There will be multiple internal features present on Violet that have not be incorporated into solar car designs before that redefine it's driving experience.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

For Sunswift, the BWSC is a truly unique opportunity to interact with engineering students from around the world who have experienced similar problems and the satisfaction of solving those problems. It's a chance match our engineering against the best from around the world and compare the multitude of incredible designs against our own.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

It's always nice to escape the city and see a part of the country we have never seen before, but the main attraction is the incredible atmosphere and energy that the BWSC can create