From 10th, to 3rd, to 2nd... now, we're going for 1st
As our organization evolved, so did our vehicles.
With the mere goal of completing the competition, our first car was the heaviest and least aerodynamic. It also featured an in-hub brush motor, the least efficient transmission system we've used.
Our second car used a lighter aluminum frame and a re-purposed body to improve aerodynamics. Additionally, we used a brushless motor with a chain-driven transmission.
At the time, this vehicle used the lightest frame we ever used, with an overall weight of just 63 lbs. We also built a custom body for the first time. Lastly, our electronics team built its first-ever custom motor controller to improve efficiency.
This car featured a monocoque body design to slightly edge out our previous car at just under 60 lbs. With improved aerodynamics and motor controller, this car set the stage for further improvements.
The latest carbon fiber monocoque body design maintains a sleek profile while improving visibility. Sturdy polycarbonate windows are stronger and increase aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. Under the hood improvements include improved control.