University of Kentucky Solar Car Team

Gato del Sol VI in 2019

About Us

The University of Kentucky Solar Car team is an independent, student-led organization that operates on the campus of UK. With a large and active student body, the team works during the school year to design and construct solar vehicles, which are used in STEM outreach, and to compete in national solar car competitions which include the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge.

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The Car

The University of Kentucky Solar Car Team has been building and racing solar cars since 1999. Since then, the team has manufactured and raced six different vehicles. Our current car, Gato del Sol VI, was completed in 2018 and since then has placed 1st in the Formula Sun Grand Prix and 2nd in the American Solar Challenge. Gato VI also holds the track record for fastest lap at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

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Gato del Sol I