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USM 13

USM13 was the result of a year of ambitious engineering with a substantial concept change from the 2012 car. Balancing the experience of previous years against the team's innovative redesign of most car systems, the team stuck to its established ethos of low-cost, lightweight and reliable engineering design.


This high-risk strategy produced some outstanding results for the team, which included winning the Cost and Sustainability Event at FSUK and a top 20 finish at FSG.


Vital Stats 

  • Length:-2488 mm

  • Width:-1413mm

  • Height:-1067mm

  • Wheelbase: -1535mm

  • Track: -1200mm/1180mm

  • Weight – no driver: -160 kg

  • Weight – distribution including driver: -114kg/114kg

  • Suspension: -Unequal length A-Arms. Front pull rod/rear push rod actuated spring/damper units.

  • Tyres: -Hoosier LC0 6.0/18-10″

  • Wheels: -DWT Alumilite Sport Blue Label

  • Brakes: -Fully-floating cast iron rotors, Ø184mm, drilled, ISR 22-048/Wilwood PS-1 front/rear calipers

  • Chassis construction: -One piece TIG welded tubular mild steel spaceframe

  • Engine: –2006 / Suzuki LT-R450K6

  • Bore: -95.5

  • Stroke: -62.8

  • CC: -450

  • Fuel Type: -99 RON Unleaded

  • Fuel System: -Student designed fuel injection

  • Max Power: -45 BHP @ 7,500rpm

  • Max Torque: -46Nm @  6,000rpm

  • Rev Limit: 10,500 RPM

  • Transmission: -Single 525 Chain

  • Differential: -Drexler Limited Slip Differential

  • Final Drive: -2.8:1


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