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Italian students shine with solar challenger display

MARANELLO MUSEUM. The Emilia 4 is on the right. Image: Ferrari

MARANELLO, Italy – A temporary exhibition of experimental vehicles constructed by local students for an international Solar Challenge series of competitions opened at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello in August 2019.

On display is the Emilia 4, the most recent of the vehicles designed and built by students at the Alfredo Dino Ferrari Higher Education Institution in Maranello and the ITS Maker consortium.

There is also support from the University of Bologna, Ferrari, and other companies in Italy’s Motor Valley.

Come October 2019, the latest solar-powered four-seater will cross Australia as part of a Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with competition from cars created by young engineers and designers from around the world.

MARANELLO MUSEUM. Vehicle engineering students from Maranello with the Emilia 4. Image: Ferrari

The museum is also displaying cars designed and developed in every detail by the students, including the Emilia 3 which won the American edition of the competition in 2018 year. The Maranello school was the only European representative.

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The exhibition is said to be a symbol of the historic link between the Maranello-based automaker and the Alfredo Dino Ferrari Higher Education Institution that was founded in 1963 by Enzo Ferrari to offer the younger generations highly specialised training in the automotive sector.

  • Should you be in the area, free entry to the exhibition at the Convention Centre at the Maranello Museum will run from August 1-15 2019.

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