Daytona Beach, FL-The Embry-Riddle Motorsports Club will unveil it’s first ever student-designed and built open wheel, high performance Formula SAE® race car today. The small Formula SAE racer weighs in at only 450 lbs. It is powered by a Honda 600 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine and has a top speed of 130 mph.
A 13-member student team composed of undergraduate and graduate students from the Mechanical Engineering, Aviation Maintenance Science, Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration used 3D digital modeling software to virtually create and analyze every aspect of the design and manufacturing process. They fabricated the chrome-moly steel chassis and custom parts for the vehicle, modified engine components to achieve enhanced performance and completed the final assembly.
The race car will compete against 119 teams from around the world at the Michigan International Speedway May 11 through the 14.
(Photo courtesy of ERAU)
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