TAU - 15

OVERVIEW

TAU-15 was the seventh car to be entered to the Formula Student UK competition by TAU Racing. It is a evolution of its successful predecessor, with a large emphasis placed on the balance between reliability and performance. the targets set at the beginning of the project were:

  • A final weight of 200 kg

  • Improved engine tuning and lubrication system

  • Integrated anti-roll bar within suspension system

 

RESULTS (FS-2015):

  • OVERALL POSITION: 32nd

  • UK RANKING: 11th

  • SCOTTISH RANKING: 2ND

  • COST REPORT: 1st

  • DESIGN REPORT: 51st

  • BUSINESS PRESENTATION: 2nd

  • SKID PAD: 21st

  • ACCELERATION: 1st

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

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

  • Track (F/R): 1276 mm / 1252 mm

  • Weight (no driver): 213.5 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 @ 11,800 rpm/ 55 Nm @ 8100 rpm

  • Transmission: 6 speed sequential gearbox, 520 chain

  • Differential: Drexler limited slip differential

  • Brake system: floating, hub mounted drilled rotors. 220 mm front with 4 pot aluminium ISR calipers, 200 mm rear with 2 pot aluminium ISR calipers

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