Aston entering the Shell Eco-Marathon since 2009.
Aston University was proud to present "GIGI" our wooden, 3 seat Hydrogen Urban Concept car.
The Moneypenny running on Hydrogen competed in Urban Concept category. Regrettably we didn't take any places.
Team used plywood panels to form a flat-pack 'IKEA' style car which could be assembled by slotting the panels together. Powered by a Hydrogen Fuel Cell and also featuring a pivoting mechanism and fabric coverings.
The car's chassis was made using steel tubing, this also acted as a roll bar. The body was then made up of carbon fibre.
2010's entry unfortunately had issues with weight at the competition and a malfunctioning Fuel Cell, which meant the car did not race.
This was almost as a trial run to secure Aston's place at the competition for future years. Not much was known about the competition, but the team carried on with high hopes. The body was made out of fibre glass, with again a steel chassis.
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