A formula racing car made by a team of 25 students of Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (AMU) will be in action at a formula racing competition for students at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in the UK from July 14 to 17.
In a first instance of AMU students participating in an event at an international racing circuit, the engineering students’ team will be one of the four teams from Indian universities participating in the event.
The AMU team will represent India in the competition along with teams from IIT Bombay, Delhi Technical University (DTU) and Chitkara University, Punjab.
The AMU team includes Arpit Upadhayay, Ayush Mittal, Anchal Varshney, Mehul Varshney, Irfan Khan, Haani Farooqi, Mridul Sharma, Mohd Faraz, Sharif Kidwai, Asim Noor, Faizan Anwar, Hamzah Khan, Asnal Rizvi, Kashif Zafar, Syed Faraz, Faraz Ahmad, Sagar Varshney, Areeb Mahmood, Wamiq Hashmi and Aman Agarwal among others. These students are from mechanical, electrical, electronics and computer engineering backgrounds.
The team started building the formula racing car in March 2015 and completed it in June 2016.
Weighing 200 kg, the car is powered by a Honda CBR 250cc engine. Its parts have been imported from the US and Germany for best results while the body is self-designed and made from carbon fibre to make it light weight and suitable for racing applications.
Team Captain, Arpit Upadhyay said the maximum speed of the car is 110 km/hr.
He added that after an encouraging response from last year’s performance in Formula Student India competition where the team won the Most Popular Formula Car Award, it is expected that the team will bring laurels with their international participation.
He further said that the total cost in development of the car is approximately Rs 25 lakh.
The AMU team has also conveyed their gratitude to the AMU alumni organisation of 1987, 1989,1990, 1991, 1993 batches and the alumni organisation of Jeddah, Qatar, Riyadh, North America and many other individuals without whose support the project would not have been possible.
These students have also thanked the AMU administration for their guidance and support.
Technical specification of the car:
110 km/hr: Maximum speed of the car
200 kg: Weight of the car which is powered by a Honda CBR 250cc engine
Rs 25 lakh: Total cost of the car
Carbon fibre body: Its parts have been imported from the US and Germany for best results while the body is self-designed and made from carbon fibre to make it light weight and suitable for racing applications.