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MP boys manufacture low- cost sports car

Shruti Tomar , Hindustan Times  Bhopal, August 06, 2013
First Published: 10:25 IST(6/8/2013) | Last Updated: 10:27 IST(6/8/2013)

Two boys from Hoshangabad are all set to clinch a place in record books by manufacturing the cheapest sports car with a maximum speed of 140km/hour and modelled on the dimensions of Formula One cars.

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Nirmit Sharma (21) and Navpreet Singh (18) decided to make a F1 car in the month of April.

After three months of hard work, the duo has succeeded in giving shape to their dream sports car.

The youngsters have done everything from designing to fabrication in just RS 3 lakh.

Now, they plan to take part in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) competition and showcase their handiwork. The FSAE is a student design competition that will be held in USA in March 2014.

First-year mechanical engineering student Navpreet said, “I met Nirmit during a racing event. At that time, we decided to manufacture our own car.”

Nirmit, an automobile engineer, said, “We chose a workshop in Pune to manufacture the car. We used parts of ordinary cars in our sports car. We altered the parts according to the dimensions of a F1 car.”

“When we tested the speed of our dream car on Saturday, the speed went upto140km/ hour. It was an unforgettable moment for us.” he added.

“We have made the basic model of the car but installation of body still remains. The installation is a costly matter. It will cost Rs. 1.4 lakh but we will try to complete it within a few weeks. After the final touches, we are planning to participate in the FSAE competition with our self-manufactured car” said Navpreet, whose father provided financial aid for the project.

“Our main aim is to participate in the FSAE competition but it won’t be possible without sponsors. Racing competitions are not so popular in our state so we are facing a problem of sponsors. We are trying to enlist sponsors, who could send us to the USA,” Nirmit said.

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