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DUT04

DUT04 FSUK With the DUT04 car, the team continued with the “Delft Concept” established the previous season. Based on the successes achieved with the revolutionary DUT03, the team again focused on a lightweight single-cylinder car. The design ideas adopted were similar to the previous seasons and were used effectively.

With the DUT04 the team created the lightest Formula Student car ever seen at the time. Weighing in at an extraordinary 125 kg, the car stunned the competition. The judges of the Design Award were also impressed by the team’s achievements in executing its initial concept. The team was awarded second in the event, narrowly missing out on first place.

The team also achieved its best result up to then, coming in tenth overall the team was very satisfied. Their chances of achieving a top five position were dashed by reliability issues in the all important Endurance Event. However, after posting such a strong result the “Delft Concept” proved its worth, convincing other teams of its possibilities and assuring the DUT team that they had developed a competitive concept.

 

Achievements

Formula Student UK 2004

award_medal_silver Second place Engineering Design
award_medal_silver Second place Cost
award_medal_silver Second place Acceleration

 

Specifications

General

  

Chassis

  

Powertrain

 
Wheelbase1525 mm CFRP ladder chassis Yamaha WR450F 
Trackwidth front1200 mm    Number of cylinders1
Trackwidth rear1150 mm    Maximum power45 hp
Weight125 kg    Carbon fibre driveshafts 
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)4,0 s      
        

Electronics

  

Suspension

    
Electronic shifting system  Double CFRP A-arms   
Motec M4 ECU       

 

Photos

FSUK

Roll-out

Testing

Production and Assembly

Pro Engineer  overall design