Tipping the scales at a scant 375 pounds, the solar-powered Xenith has a 4-inch
The Xenith, as this thing is called, was unveiled last Thursday by Stanford University, after two years in the making. The team will be competing in the prestigious World Solar Challenge this fall, putting Xenith to the ultimate test in a 2,000-mile trek across the Australian continent. For the 20-member team, heading off to Australia for the 11th World Solar Challenge will be the thrilling and tumultuous end to a long voyage. Once Down Under, the Xenith will be pitted against 30 vehicles, including solar-powered rides from 20 other countries. If victorious, then Stanford University will become the first American team to win the the race since 1987. Hit the jump to catch video of the powered-by-the-sun Xenith in action.