LFRT 18

Our 2018 car represented a refinement of previous years designs. This provided us with opportunities to improve upon and test out our vehicle before heading into competition.

 

The LFRT18 utilised a 2017 KTM EXC 500 Single cylinder engine producing a max of 42Nm of torque @7250 on a steel space frame. The car had a kerb weight of 198kg resulting in a fast accelerating car.
 

The car was entered into Silverstone Formula Student 2018 ending the year long cumulative effort of all the students that took part in Leeds Formula Student.

Car Specs

Powertrain Internal Combustion Engine
Wheelbase 1565 mm
Kerb Weight 198 kg
Weight distribution 101.0/97
Suspension Double wishbone; Pullrod Actuation
Tyres Hoosier LCO 18X6-10
Wheels Steel Split Rim
Brakes AP Racing cylinders with balance bar
Chassis Steel space frame
Engine 2017 KTM EXC500
Fuel system KTM Injector with MOTEC M800 ECU
Max Power 51 kw @8750
Max Torque 42 Nm @7250
Transmission KTM synchro Gearbox, Pro Shift PSU electric shifter, 520 chain, 40 tooth final drive sprocket
Differential Drexler limited slip diff