ER15

With a new focus in reliability and testing time, the team restarted for 2015 and had ER15 running well in time for the competition. With a spaceframe and the (at the time) tried and tested Honda CBR600 engine, the car was again a simplistic design; but this time with added wings and an aerodynamic undertray. The focus was set on DFM, or Design for Manufacturing, to enable short manufacturing times and enable multiple suppliers. This car competed in IMechE Formula Student 2015, and scored the team's highest Design event score yet with 105 points.

Engine

Honda CBR600RR

Differential

Drexler LSD

Chassis

Tubular steel spaceframe

Body

Carbon fibre

Aero

Front and rear wing, underbody with diffuser.

Suspension Front

Double unequal length A-arms, pull-rod, horizontally oriented Öhlins TTX25 dampers

Suspension Rear

Double unequal length A-arms, push-rod, vertically oriented Öhlins TTX25 dampers

Wheelbase

1580 mm

Track Width [F/R]

1160 / 1120 mm

Wheel

13x7.5" BBS rim, custom center

Tires

Hoosier 20.0 x 7.5-13" R25B

Weight

254.4 kg

69

[hp] – POWER

#33

FS UK

254.5

[kg] – MASS

COMPETITIONS

FS UK

Overall place: #33 (of 92)

Cost Event: #72
Business presentation: #69
Engineering design: #24
Acceleration: #27
Skid Pad: #28
Autocross: #27
Endurance: #28
Fuel Efficiency: #19

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