Mechanical Systems

The 2011-2012 Electrathon Vehicle will have similar aspects as the previous car but with a change designed. An tubular frame constructed out of 6061-T6 Aluminum will be act as the base for all sub-systems. The steering and suspension will be slightly more sophisticated since a rack and pinion and longer suspension arms are the focus. For the overall vehicle much time was taken to ensure that the sub-systems were designed to be as efficient as possible. For example, the frame is  no larger than it needs to be and the drive was designed to allow the motor to run at its peak efficiency throughout the race.

Here are some quick over view of the Frame, Faring, Suspension, Steering, and Drivetrain Designs.

Click the link below to view the progress being made in fabrication.