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Car made by Indian students wins first prize in US

chandigarh Updated: Jul 31, 2009 19:21 IST

A car designed and built by engineering students from a Punjab town has won first prize in the perseverance category at an international competition, held in the US.

The car won first prize at the 'International Car Fiesta Shell Eco Marathon' held at Fontana, California on April 15-18.

Ankit Khurana, team leader of the project, said in Chandigarh on Friday: "Around 32 teams from different countries participated in this competition. We were the only team from Asia. We named our car Stealth and christened ourselves Team Stealth."

"We classified our team into various departments; each individual was given an independent task and was solely responsible for that. After working all day and night we were able to manufacture the vehicle in 70 days," stated Khurana.

The winning team comprised of 12 students of mechanical, electronics and communication streams of the Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology in Rajpura town in Punjab, some 25 km from here.

Stealth is made of fibre glass with a self designed steering mechanism. Its net weight is 115 kg, and it is powered by a 125 cc (4 stroke) engine.

After winning the coveted award, Stealth returned to India a few days back.