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Close-up look at UK's solar car race entry

24 August 2013 Last updated at 00:39 BST

Every year teams of engineering students from all over the world flock to Australia to take part in the World Solar Challenge - a gruelling trek from Darwin to Adelaide in cars designed to be as efficient as possible at using the sun's energy.

Technology reporter Dave Lee went to meet Cambridge University Eco Racing - the only British-based team in the competition - to learn about their distinctly unorthodox design.