1987 - 1999 Campaigns
In the 1990 World Solar Challenge, the AERL (now Aurora) entry was an improved modification of the 2nd-placing Ford car in the 1987 World Solar Challenge. The car was modified to three wheels, improved struts and aero bodywork. The car ran reliably and was placed 6th in a field of 36. The car was the first of the 11 Australian teams in the event and was the top car in the lead acid class.
In the inaugural World Solar Challenge event the successful finishers covered 3005km. The Ford Australia (now Aurora) team came second overall behind the overall winner from General Motors.