Hover Car 17th October 2019

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2019:10:17 19:38:22
  • 0.005 s (1/200) (1/200)
  • f/9.0
  • 100
  • 2019:10:17 11:45:33
  • 1.68m
  • No
  • 24.00 (24/1)

Shot Notes

This beautiful machine which appears to hover is called Violet, A solar powered cruiser from the Sunswift team, based at the University of New South Wales. The Cruiser class of vehicles have much more variety in design than the speedy Challenger class which are generally either asymmetric catamarans of mono hulled bullets.

I photographed this solar car earlier today leaving the Glendambo control stop, which is the 8th of 9 compulsory half-hour stops between Darwin an Adelaide on the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

Tomorrow they will be the first Cruiser to cross finish line. However, the first Challenger already crossed the line today in a time of 34 hours, 52 minutes, 42 seconds. Less than 3 minutes separated the two lead cars during the final leg when the reigning champions caught fire leaving Belgiums BluePoint to claim their first title.

This image has been accepted by Shutterstock for Editorial Stock Photography and is available for download here.

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