Think a group of us could win this prize? Do we know enough to do it? Do any of us have the means to even think of building something to compete?
From what I've read, there are 2 categories. Here's the criteria for the "main":
minimum top speed = 100 mph,
0-60 in at most 12 seconds,
room for 4 adults and 10 cubic feet of cargo space,
meets safety standards,
economical to build,
and features such as climate control and stereo sound system.
And they want to hold races in 2009.
Now the first thought I had was that I didn't see anything saying that the 4 adults have to be seated conventionally. Sooo... how about a tandem car? Have 4 individual seats all in a line. Perhaps have the backmost seat face backwards.