TAU - 14

OVERVIEW

TAU-14 was the sixth car to be entered to the Formula Student UK competition by TAU Racing. It is an evolution of its successful predecessor with a large emphasis placed on reliability. The targets set at the beginning of the project were:

  • A final weight of 200 kg

  • Integration of more sensors to improve data acquisition

  • Refined packaging with improved integration of all systems

 

RESULTS (FS-2014):

  • OVERALL POSITION: 40TH

  • UK RANKING: 15TH

  • SCOTTISH RANKING: 2ND

  • COST REPORT: 54TH

  • DESIGN REPORT: 28TH

  • BUSINESS PRESENTATION: 1ST

  • SKID PAD: 34TH

  • ACCELERATION: 40TH

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions: Length – 2713 mm, width – 1494 mm. height – 1009 mm, wheelbase – 1610 mm

  • Track (F/R): 1276 mm / 1252 mm

  • Weight (no driver): 200 kg

  • Weight distribution including 68 kg driver (front/rear): 142.04 kg / 125.96 kg

  • Suspension (front/rear): double unequal length a-arm. Pull-rod (front)/ push-rod (rear) actuated springs and dampers, with adjustable anti-roll bar.

  • Tyres: front: 6.2/20.0-13” rear: 7.2/20.0-13” A45 Avon

  • Wheels: 6 x 13”/ 7 x 13 Keizer three piece. aluminium rims with magnesium centres

  • Chassis construction: one piece tubular steel space-frame

  • Engine: Honda CBR600 f4i with custom life racing ecu

  • Bore/stroke/cylinders/cc: 67 mm / 42.5 mm / 4 cylinder / 600 cc

  • Fuel type: 99 Ron unleaded

  • Fuel system: standard Honda injectors

  • Max power/ max torque: 59 kw @ 11,700 rpm/ 55 Nm @ 8100 rpm

  • Transmission: 6 speed sequential gearbox, 520 chain

  • Differential: Drexler limited slip differential

  • Brake System: All round ISR floating discs with 4 piston calipers and twins on the rear

  • Final drive: 3:1

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