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The Car

2012 Vehicle Specifications (F-169)

Car Number: 008

Wheelbase: 60 in.

Vehicle Weight: 440 pounds, wet, without driver.

Track Width: 46 in. (front) 44.5 in. (rear)

Center of Gravity: 10.5 in.

Suspension: Pushrod actuated with Ohlins shocks and carbon fiber control arms (front), Pullrod actuated with prototype MTU Formula SAE shocks and Carbon fiber control arms (rear)
Wheels/Tires: Keizer 10x7.5 in., 3 piece Aluminum, Magnesium 3-piece center-lock wheels with Hoosier 18x7.5-10 R075 tires
Braking: Tilton Master Cylinders, Wilwood dual-piston calipers with stainless steel floating rotors. Fully adjustable brake bias

Rotors: Student designed, outboard, full floating, slotted, stainless steel rotors

Upright Assembly: CNC 7075-T654-Al, Universal Design

Shifting/Clutch: Electronically controlled pneumatic shifting with manual clutch for launching
Instrumentation: PE ECU with PiInnovo Controller

Chassis: Two piece, steel tube frame with carbon fiber sandwich panel reinforcements

Crush Zone: Aluminum honeycomb

Engine: Honda CBR600 F4i inline 4-cylinder with custom intake, exhaust, dry sump oil, and fuel injection system

Power Output: 65 hp @ 10,500 rpm

Torque: 40 ft.-lb.

Differential: Cam and Pawl

Drive Type: Chain

Muffler: Student designed, dual chamber muffler, carbon fiber construction

Steering Wheel: Carbon fiber construction

Body: Fiberglass with Innegra

Shear Panels: Carbon fiber Nomex honeycomb

Vehicle Release Date: TBD


2011 Vehicle Specifications (F-274B)


Car Number: 074

Chassis: Steel tubular space frame with integrated carbon fiber shear panels.

Wheels/Tires: Keizer magnesium 3-piece center-lock wheels with Goodyear 20x7.0-13 tires.

Front/Rear Suspension: Pullrod actuated with prototype MTU Formula SAE shocks and carbon-fiber control arms.

Power Plant: Honda CBR600F4i with custom intake, exhaust, and dry-sump oil system.

Power Output: 65hp @ 10,500rpm

Braking: Tilton Master Cylinders, Brembo dual-piston calipers with MMC 220mm floating rotors. Fully adjustable brake bias.

Shifting/Clutch: Electronically-controlled pneumatic shifting and clutch.

Electronics: PiShurlok Controller with PE Edge ECU

Vehicle Weight: 440 pounds, wet, without driver

Vehicle Release Date: April 1st, 2011


2010 Vehicle Specifications (F-274)



Car Number: 037

Chassis: Steel tubular space frame with integrated carbon fiber shear panels.

Wheels/Tires: Keizer magnesium 3-piece center-lock wheels with Goodyear 20x7.0-13 tires.

Front/Rear Suspension: Pullrod actuated with prototype MTU Formula SAE shocks and carbon-fiber control arms.

Power Plant: Honda CBR600F4i with custom intake, exhaust, and dry-sump oil system. Controlled by MoTeC ECU.

Power Output: TBA

Braking: Brembo dual-piston calipers with MMC 220mm floating rotors. Fully adjustable brake bias.

Shifting/Clutch: Electronically-controlled pneumatic shifting and clutch.

Vehicle Weight: 430 pounds, wet, without driver

Vehicle Release Date: May 2010


2008 Vehicle Specifications (F-132)


Car Number: 115

Chassis: Steel tubular space frame, 1020

Wheels/Tires: Jongbloed Racing forged aluminum 3-piece wheels with center-locking retention. Goodyear racing slick and rain tires.

Front/Rear Suspension: Front: Pullrod actuated inboard Risse shocks. Rear: Pushrod actuated inboard Risse shocks. Adjustable torsional anti-roll bars.

Power Plant: Honda F4i engine with custom designed intake, exhaust, and oil relocation system. Controlled by Performance Electronics ECU.

Braking: Dual piston Brembro calipers with Galfer floating wave rotors. Separate master cylinders for front and rear using a custom balance bar and pedal assembly.

Power Output 65 RWHP, 35 ft-lb torque

Shifting/Clutch: Cable operated paddle shifters and clutch. Electronic fuel and ignition cut on shift

Vehicle Weight: 502 Pounds with all fluids.


2007 Vehicle Specifications (F-216)


Car Number: 124

Chassis: Tubular space frame, 1020 Mild Steel.

Wheels/Tires: Keizer aluminum three piece wheels with Hoosier racing slicks

Front/Rear Suspension: Inboard Pullrod/ Pushrod actuated coil-over suspension.

Power Plant: Honda F4i engine with custom designed intake and exhaust. Controlled by Performance Electronics ECU.

Braking: Two piston Brembro calipers with Galfer floating wave rotors. Separate master cylinders for front and rear using a custom balance bar and pedal assembly.

Power Output 73 hp at 9500 rpm. 58 hp at the rear wheels.

Shifting/Clutch: Cable operated paddle shifters and clutch. Automatic clutch actuation on downshift.

Vehicle Weight: 476 Pounds with all fluids.


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