Designed for performance

The NUS Engineering team comprising students from the Innovation and Design-Centric Programme has been ranked 14th out of 120 international teams at the 2017 Formula SAE International Challenge, held in Michigan, US.

R17, the latest model of the NUS race car, contains features that boost the vehicle’s racing capabilities, including strong aerodynamic design, more rapid gear shifting, symmetrical weight distribution, as well as more powerful batteries that can last longer without charging.

Project supervisor Professor Seah Kar Heng from NUS Mechanical Engineering said that the project is very educational for the students. “At every stage of the game, we have to make on-the-spot adjustments based on the situation,” he said.

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