The car is built on the chassis of a 2000 Lola Indy, an open-wheeled racer. It has been extensively modified with an ultra-lightweight frame and clear plastic bodywork. The students built an electric powertrain and made several tweaks to maximize efficiency.
As you might have guessed, the students at DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City, Missouri school didn’t develop the vehicle on their own. They had help from Bridgestone America, both at the company’s technical center in Ohio and its test track in Texas. The car reportedly achieved the equivalent of 300 mpg during testing there.