SC5 is the is the Northwestern University Solar Car Team’s 5th generation solar vehicle and the vehicle most recently retired. SC5 was engineered primarily to compete in the American Solar Challenge 2008, a 2400 mile race from Dallas, Texas to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. SC5 came in 13th place, out of 25 teams registered. (The best finish to date for NUSolar.) SC5 was raced again in the Formual Sun Grand Prix 2009, and came in 3rd place. SC5 competed again in June 2010, placing 3rd in the Formula Sun Grand Prix and 10th in the Tulsa-to-Chicago American Solar Challenge. In the 2011 Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, SC5 once again took third place. In the 2012-2013 season SC5 was replaced by SC6.
Promotional Video From the 2009 Season: