The 2010 University of Auckland Formula SAE vehicle (the M010) is a refinement of the 2009 vehicle(the M09). The M09 was a result of a shift in the team’s design philosophy from a heavier, four cylinder vehicle to a smaller and lighter single cylinder car. The prototype crankcase and transaxle powertrain package used in the M09 has been developed for the M010, improving reliability, power output and packaging. The innovative repackaging of the standard motorbike engine into an FSAE specific powertrain package has reduced the centre of mass (CoM) of the car enabling the M010 to run a very narrow track width. This is advantageous to on track performance as the vehicle is able to follow a straighter line though the slaloms, bus stops and hairpins, reducing the overall distance travelled. The result of this is a vehicle that is easier for amateur racers to drive quickly in the complex FSAE-A race circuits.
- Custom single cylinder fuel injected 450cc, using components from a Yamaha YZF450 motocross engine
- External alternator
- Dry sump oiling system, with the pumps designed in-house
- Limited Slip Differential using components from a Yamaha Grizzly quad bike
- Four speed gearbox using components from the Yamaha WRF450 trail bike engine
- Custom carbon fibre transaxle housing
- Hydraulic clutch
- Reverse stagger track width. 1015mm Front, 985mm rear
- Goodyear D2696
- Double A arm, unequal, non parallel
- Pull Rod actuated Front, Push rod actuated rear
- Penske 7800 Dampers
- Driver Adjustable Rear Anti Roll Bar
- Adjustable camber via teeth on upright
- Carbon Fibre Clevises
- Adjustable Front Anti Roll bar
- Brakes: Inboard floating, 190mm diameter vented.
- Adjustable pedal box
- Pre-impregnated carbon fibre monocoque with Nomex and aluminium core
- Custom seatback
- Custom fibreglass fuel tank
- Autronic SM4 ECU with launch and traction control and an ignition cut for flat shifting.
- M&W Pro CDI.
- Electronic paddle gear shifter.
- Dashboard display designed in-house and integrated into the steering wheel.
- Lithium Ion battery pack
- 1st - Engineering Design
- 1st - Business Presentation
- 3rd - Autocross