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How Do You Turn a Car Into a Chair?
How Do You Turn a Car Into a Chair?

By Selene San Felice

Mark Hardymon/Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

On March 10, an anonymous alumnus of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology auctioned off his 2015 McLaren P1—one of the world's fastest cars, which can reach speeds of 200 mph—for $2.39 million, a world-record for that model. Part of the sale's proceeds will go toward establishing the Alfred R. Schmidt Chair for Excellence in Teaching in honor of one of the Indiana institution's most loyal alumni and longest serving professors. The alumnus had the exotic car designed and assembled with the intent to auction it off to support his alma mater.

About the Author Selene San Felice

Selene San Felice is a Currents 2017 editorial intern.




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