TAU - 17

OVERVIEW

TAU-17 was the ninth entry for the Formula Student UK competition submitted by TAU Racing. The design focus of the TAU-17 car was to ensure that the development of the car continued, in line with the ever changing formula student regulations. This saw the implementation of a new power-plant, by way of a triumph 675 Daytona engine, making full use of the change In regulations for the 2017 season, allowing for a maximum engine capacity of 710 cc, up from 600 cc as per previous years.

 

RESULTS (FS-2017):

  • OVERALL POSITION: 4th

  • UK RANKING: 3RD

  • SCOTTISH RANKING: 1st

  • COST REPORT: 8th

  • DESIGN REPORT: 16th

  • BUSINESS PRESENTATION: 23rd

  • SKID PAD: 17th

  • ACCELERATION: 6th

  • SPRINT: 17th

  • ENDURANCE: 4th

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions: wheelbase – 1560 mm , TRACK – 1269 mm front / 1198 mm rear, height – 1084 mm,

  • Weight (no driver): 211.5 kg

  • Weight distribution including 68 kg driver (front/rear): 135.12 / 146.38

  • Suspension (front/rear): double unequal length a-arm. Pull-rod (front)/ push-rod (rear) actuated springs and dampers

  • Tyres: front: 6.2/20.0-13” rear: 7.2/20.0-13” A92 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: Triumph Daytona 675

  • Bore/stroke/cylinders/cc: 76 mm / 49.6 mm / 3 cylinder / 675cc

  • Fuel type: 99 Ron unleaded

  • Fuel system: Electronically controlled direct fuel injection

  • Max power/ max torque: 53.3 kw (71.5 bhp) @ 11,600 rpm/ 75.4 Nm (55.6 ft/lb) @ 8000 rpm

  • Transmission: 6 speed sequential gearbox, 520 chain

  • Differential: Drexler limited slip differential

  • Brake system: floating, hub mounted drilled rotors. 200 mm front with 4 pot aluminium ISR calipers, 180 mm rear with 2 pot aluminium ISR calipers

  • Final drive: 3:1

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