Japan win a solar power car race across Australia

  • 20 October 2011
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Watch the solar powered car in action across the finish line

A solar powered car designed in Japan has won an epic race across one of Australia's harshest landscapes.

The team from a university near Tokyo, beat thirty seven other cars from twenty one countries to claim the victory.

The travelled over 1,800 miles over remote highways dodging the odd kangaroo, camel and even a bushfire.

Starting in Darwin in the north, it took them five days to cross the finish line in Adelaide in the south.

They could've possibly done it in half the time, but as it's powered by the sun, they had to camp out when it got dark!

This is the 11th annual competition and it's a favourite for university teams and researchers who are looking for new environmentally friendly ways to fuel cars.