Team Name: WikispeedD
Location: Seattle, Wash.
Who are they? Wikispeed was originally started by a car nut engineer from an environmentalist family named Joe Justice. After bringing on his brother, other family members and lots of volunteers, the team built their car in sections in various garages around the country. Justice focuses on lean manufacturing, konban inventory systems, and is using the X Prize car to demonstrate the benefits of loosely coupled and hot-swappable engineering to prototype mass production cars.
What they say will set them apart: The SGT01 is a straight gasoline-electric hybrid, using the standard powertrain module (along with the dashboard) from a Honda Civic Hybrid. The four-seat car will use a mid-engine design to improve handling. By cutting vehicle weight and farming out tasks to specialists, the team had hoped to develop a winning vehicle. The target was 1,300 pounds for a four-seat car, and a final purchase price of $18,000
No. of wheels: Four
Drive type: Gas-electric hybrid, rear-wheel-drive
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