The Afterburner II is the Third Degree Burner's immediate predecessor. It has upwards of 8,000 miles on it. Over the summer of '97, it raced in Sunrayce '97 where it took third place, a mere hour behind the leader.
Afterburner II also competed in the FIA electro-solar cup in Suzuka, Japan. It is a three wheel design, with two front wheels and one rear wheel. An 8-hp Solectria motor gives the vehicle zippy acceleration while providing good efficiency (~90% at cruising speeds of around 50 mph). The vehicle has reportedly reached 74 mph during testing but fortunately we don't have confirmation of that number from a highway patrolman.