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In your spare time, do you build a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, carbon fiber-bodied car with four seats that can achieve 100 mpg?

BPC’s Curt Roy does.

For the past 8 months Curt has been a vital crewmember of the WIKISPEED team, building the SGT01 100 mpg commuter car concept. WIKISPEED, a collaborative effort of over 50 people from 6 countries, was a recent finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive XPrize Competition; they finished in 10th place out of 136 entrants.

What does Mr. Roy do for this worldwide project? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In addition to helping WIKISPEED set up the CNC machine, Curt has run brake lines and fabricated new iterations of the engine and interior modules. He has also laid up the full carbon fiber body and has acted as a test driver. Curt didn’t stop there, as his normal routine at WIKISPEED also consisted of everything in-between.

Recently WIKISPEED took the SGT01 to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Curt made the trip as well so he could be on-hand to help prepare the WIKISPEED car and stage it for the show. Acting as an ambassador for WIKISPEED, he also fielded questions from the show goers about the WIKISPEED project. The show was a success, and the WIKISPEED SGT01 even received international press coverage!

WIKISPEED is growing and staffed entirely by volunteers. The plans for the SGT01 would receive a huge boost from additional financing; WIKISPEED is also accepting pre-orders on the vehicle. Read about WIKISPEED in the April 2011 issue of Automobile Magazine, or visit their website.

Check out a few shots of the project along with some videos below:

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