RED Shift came 5th in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in 2017. It was the most spectacular race in the history of Solar Team Twente. The team started as 23rd in the race after dealing with a problem caused by the GPS-tracker during the qualification. After one day they had a ‘Max Verstappentje’ and RED Shift moved up to fourth place between the world’s best solar cars. It was an exciting race, because of the precarious weather conditions. Unfortunately the team got a time penalty of half an hour on the last day and they came 5th.
- Year: 2017
- Dimensions: 4.300 x 1.300 x 1.100 mm (L x W x H)
- Mass: 144 kg (excluding driver)
- Wheels: 4
- Solar Panel: 4 m2 silicon solar cells with 24% efficiency
- Battery: 20 kg lithium-ion cells
- Top Speed: 130 km/h