TAU - 18

OVERVIEW

TAU-18 was the first TAU Racing car to run an aerodynamic package composed by an undertray and diffusor system, which improved the downforce of the vehicle. The team’s aim was to maintain the reliability of TAU-17 by keeping the Triumph 675 Daytona engine whilst developing the vehicle’s powertrain through the implementation of a pneumatic gear shifter which allowed for faster shifting.

 

RESULTS (FS-2018):​

 

  • OVERALL POSITION: 15th

  • UK RANKING: 9th

  • SCOTTISH RANKING: 2nd

  • COST REPORT: 41st

  • DESIGN REPORT: 35th

  • BUSINESS PRESENTATION: 7th

  • SKID PAD: 32nd

  • ACCELERATION: 33rd

  • SPRINT: 13th

  • ENDURANCE: 16th

  • EFFICIENCY: 8th

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

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

  • Weight (no driver): 235 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 (82 bhp) @ 11,600 rpm/ 75.4 Nm (55.6 ft/lb) @ 8000 rpm

  • Transmission: 6 speed pneumatic actuated 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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