Kendell Edwards, center, a senior from Carbondale studying electrical engineering and Dylan Niccolai, right, a senior from Crystal Lake studying mechanical engineering, work on a prototype project Thursday at the Engineering Building. The prototype features an engine where it is located in the wheel of a vehicle, rather than in the main body. Tod Policandriotes, an assistant scientist at the Center for Advanced Friction Studies and the instructor in charge of the project, said the engine is the only one of its kind and can produce more torque than a V8 engine. Policandriotes and Paul Smith, of Smith Motor Company in Carbondale, provided $7,000 for the project. The prototype is to be completed by the end of the year. -Lewis Marien