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Ashwa Racing is a Formula Student team participating out of R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India. Founded in 2003, Ashwa Racing has established itself as student initiative in the arena of Motorsport Engineering education, producing student prototypes year after year, participating in various FSAE events. Currently, the organization produces prototypes in three categories: combustion, hybrid, and electric. The team consists of over a hundred and twenty interdisciplinary undergraduate students who aim to conceive, design, fabricate, develop and compete with other Formula-style race car at various international events.

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1. History & Achievements

Ashwa Racing is the oldest technical team of R.V College of Engineering. Established in 2003, the project was commenced with the launch of the combustion prototype in 2005, becoming the only Indian Team to represent the nation at Formula SAE Australasia. Ever since, Ashwa Mobility has participated at various international FSAE events. In 2018, the team set a new national record in acceleration at Formula Bharat (an Indian FSAE event) 2018 (4.29 seconds), thus certifying the 2018 combustion prototype as the fastest car in India.

In interests of expanding the project to newer sustainable technologies, the project diversified into the Hybrid segment in 2014. The project has contested at Formula Hybrid, New Hampshire, USA ever since, and has placed second overall in the years 2017 and 2018. The year 2018 was an important milestone in the project's timeline, with further diversification into fully electric prototypes, hence becoming the only Indian team to design, fabricate and test prototypes in the three categories of combustion, hybrid and electric.

1.1. Achievements

  • Founded in 2003
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      • 2005
      • Launch of Combustion Prototype
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        • Formula SAE Australasia
        • Best Endeavor Award
        • Best Cost Award
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      • 2006
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        • Formula SAE Australasia
        • Best Asian Entry
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      • 2007
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        • Formula Student Germany
        • Young Achiever Award
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      • 2009
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        • Formula Student Italy
        • Best Endeavor Award
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      • 2012
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        • Formula Student Italy
        • 2nd Place, Cost Event
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      • 2015
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        • Formula Student India
        • Second Place, Endurance
        • Second Place, Fuel Efficiency
        • Fourth Place, Overall
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        • Diversification into Hybrid
        • Placed in the top ten, overall
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      • 2016
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        • Formula Student India
        • Sixth Place, Design
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        • Formula Hybrid
        • Second Place, Design
        • Second Place, Project Management
        • Fourth Place, Overall
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        • Formula Student Czech Republic
        • Second Place, Cost Event
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      • 2017
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        • Formula Bharat
        • Third Place, Cost
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        • Formula Hybrid
        • First Place, Acceleration (Electric)
        • Second Place, Acceleration (Hybrid)
        • Second Place, Project Management
        • Second Place, Autocross
        • Second Place, Endurance
        • Second Place, Overall

2. Operation and Structure

The team functions in an organized manner, similar to an industry and attaining standards of an International Formula Student Racing team. It is structured so as to produce all round individuals and capable engineers. Every member in the organization is assigned a technical as well as a managerial role, so as to effectively cater to all aspects of the prototype production process.

2.1. Organizational Structure

        Ashwa Mobility              
           
                               
Faculty Advisor   Steering Committee   Alumni Council   Partners    
   
                               
                 
Team Captain   Project Manager   Chief Engineer
   
                           
Finance Head   Fundraising Head   Engineering Accessories        
                           
Financial Audit   Capital Raising   Suspension        
                           
Ethics   Logistics   Chassis & Bodywork        
                           
Inventory Management   Vendor Relations   Electrical System, Safety        
                         
        Marketing   Drivetrain      
                         
        Human Resources   Aerodynamics      
                       
                Engine    

3. Prototypes

3.1. 2005 Combustion

Ashwa Racing's 2005 prototype, RZ05 was the first ever student built Formula Student vehicle in Asia to compete at Formula SAE Australasia, where it won the Best Endeavor Award, as well as the Best Cost Award.

Specifications
Car Number 011
Weight 350 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 100kmph
Power-to-weight ratio 0.084
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Mild steel spaceframe
  • Arc welded
  • Powder coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
Engine
  • Yamaha R6 Engine Displacement : 600 cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • Chain drive
Gear Box
  • Integrated with Engine
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
Vehicle Dynamics * Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – MS Uprights and Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • MS bell cranks -rear and front
  • Outboard Kinetic dampers
  • Kinetic springs
Tyres
  • Aura 13 inch rims
  • JK Tyre semi – slick tires
Steering
  • Custom Rack -pinion in house design
  • Steering wheel with FIA-Quick release

3.2. 2006 Combustion

RZ-06 was a leap ahead of 10 years in design from its predecessor, the RZ-05, being the first ever student built vehicle with carbon fiber reinforced steel frame in collaboration with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

It also incorporated a re-programmable ECU, a 3D printed intake, as well as collaborative assembly with various OEM companies such as BBS, Hoosier, MOTEC, also involving a Torsen Limited speed differential. The prototype won the Best Asian Entry award at Formula SAE Australasia.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Weight 300 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 100kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 0.105
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Mild steel spaceframe
  • Arc-welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement : 600 cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks -rear and front
  • Outboard Hunter dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Water cooled mode
  • Dana radiator
  • Silicon bends for radiator routing
Gearbox
  • Integrated with Engine
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
Brakes
  • Front Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Rear Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Custom Pedal Box
  • Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack -pinion in house design
  • Steering wheel with FIA-Quick release
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Hoosier slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.3. 2007 Combustion

The 2007 Combustion Prototype, the RZ08 participated at Formula Student Germany, also winning the Young Achiever Award by Rotary International for creating a robust platform of industry-institute partnership.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Power 73HP
Weight 280 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 100kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 0.11
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Mild steel spaceframe
  • Arc-welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement : 600 cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks -rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Water cooled mode
  • Dana radiator
  • Silicon bends for radiator routing
Gearbox
  • Integrated with Engine
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
Brakes
  • Front Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Rear Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Custom Pedal Box
  • Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack -pinion in house design
  • Steering wheel with FIA-Quick release
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Hoosier slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.4. 2008 Combustion

Ashwa Racing's 2008 prototype, the RZ08 was a conglomeration of design benchmarks from the 2005-2007 prototypes, participating at Formula Student Germany. The team also worked towards further bolstering various partner, supplier and vendor relations.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Power 73HP
Weight 260 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 100kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 0.127
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Mild steel spaceframe
  • Arc-welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks -rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Water cooled mode
  • Dana radiator
  • Silicon bends for radiator routing
Gearbox
  • Integrated with Engine
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
Brakes
  • Front Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Rear Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Custom Pedal Box
  • Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack -pinion in house design
  • Steering wheel with FIA-Quick release
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Hoosier slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.5. 2009 Combustion

RZ-09, the 2009 combustion prototype, used various design techniques to standardize the design benchmarks of its predecessors, also bringing into use Continental tyres. The team participated at Formula SAE Italy, winning the Best Endeavor Award.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Weight 255 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 100kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 0.124
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Mild steel spaceframe
  • Arc-welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks -rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Water-cooled mode
  • Dana radiator
  • Silicon bends for radiator routing
Gearbox
  • Integrated with Engine
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
Brakes
  • Front Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Rear Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Custom Pedal Box
  • Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack -pinion in house design
  • Steering wheel with FIA-Quick release
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Hoosier slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.6. 2010 Combustion

The year 2010 saw the roll-out of a newly branded range of prototypes, with 2010's RZX being the essential re-incarnation of its predecessors, focusing on revamped ergonomic design, as well as economically self-sufficient business model.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Power 75HP
Weight 250 kg
Fuel Economy 7.5kmpl
Top Speed/ 0-100 100kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 0.136
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Chromoly 4130
  • TIG welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Water-cooled mode
  • Dana radiator
  • Silicon bends for radiator routing
Gearbox
  • Integrated with Engine
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
Brakes
  • Front Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Rear Dual Piston Willwood calliper
  • Custom Pedal Box
  • Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack -pinion in house design
  • Steering wheel with FIA-Quick release
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.7. 2011 Combustion

With 2011, the new combustion prototype, RZX1 continued to have its designs forwarded from its predecessor.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Weight 280 kg
Fuel Economy 7.5kmpl
Top Speed/ 0-100 120kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 178.5BHP/tonne
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Chromoly 4130
  • TIG welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling

Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan

Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shift
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS- 1 1.15”/1” Front&Rear
  • Custom Pedal Frame
  • Self offset rotors made of 1040 steel
  • Tilton 75 series Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Steering with FIA Quick Release
  • Static Ackermann: 113.04%
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.8. 2012 Combustion

2012 saw further refinement in designs with the RZX2 combustion prototype, placing second at the Cost Event at Formula SAE Italy.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Weight 302 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 120kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 165.56BHP/tonne
Chassis & Bodywork
  • SAE Steel 4130 Tubular Space Frame
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling

Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan

Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS- 1 1.15”/1” Front&Rear
  • Custom Pedal Frame
  • Self offset rotors made of 1040 steel
  • Tilton 75 series Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Steering with FIA Quick Release
  • Static Ackermann: 180.88%
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.9. 2014 Combustion

After a productive break in 2013, Ashwa Racing resumed functioning with a reworked race plan, including the diversification into the hybrid segment apart from the RZX4 combustion prototype so as to mark a shift of the organization's focus towards greener technologies.

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Acceleration 0-75 :4.21s
Power 70HP
Weight 300 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 120kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 0.105
Chassis & Bodywork
  • SAE Steel 4130 Tubular Space Frame
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • Custom made seat based on customer ergonomics
  • FIA approved 5 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling

Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan

Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS- 1 1.15”/1” Front&Rear
  • Custom Pedal Frame
  • Self offset rotors made of 1040 steel
  • Tilton 75 series Master cylinder with adjustable bias
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Steering with FIA Quick Release
  • Static Ackermann: 180.88%
Tyres
  • BBS 13 inch rims
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical and Electronics
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Custom made light interactive dash

3.10. 2015

2015 saw the launch of the RZX5 combustion and hybrid prototypes, which participated at Formula Student Italy, and Formula Hybrid, USA respectively, as well as Formula Bharat. The team was driven to empower more students to take up mobility projects, and obtain a platform to learn of various automotive technologies.

Combustion

Specifications
Weight 310 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 74kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 144BHP/tonne
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • TIG welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Tilton 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 180.88%
Driveline
  • FSAE Drexler LSD, 40-45Nm preload
  • Torque bias 1,25/1,33/1,5
  • Chain 520#
  • Tripod CV Joints
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical Power/Control Systems
  • Power Distribution: MOSFET(75A)
  • Wiring: 20,18, and 10 AWG multi-strands wires
Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Logged by Motec-i2 Pro data-logger

Hybrid

Specifications
Weight 310 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 74kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 144BHP/tonne
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Bajaj / Pulsar DTS-i 220 cc Single Cylinder
  • 5 gears
  • Carburetted / Servo actuated
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Tilton 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 98.9% non-adjustable
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • R-13 Continental slick tires
Batteries, Cooling and Fuel System:
  • Lithium Ion 5Ah, 5 per pack, 75 cells in total
  • Gravity Fed Fuel System
  • Custom Aluminium Fuel Tank

3.11. 2016

The year 2016 saw an improvement in production techniques, with the RZX6 combustion and hybrid prototypes[1] being developed with optimized lean manufacturing methods.

Combustion

Specifications
Weight 310 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 74kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 144BHP/tonne
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Tilton 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 180.88%
Driveline
  • FSAE Drexler LSD, 40-45Nm preload
  • Torque bias 1,25/1,33/1,5
  • Chain 520#
  • Tripod CV Joints
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical Power/Control Systems
  • Power Distribution: MOSFET(75A)
  • Wiring: 20,18, and 10 AWG multi-strands wires
Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Logged by Motec-i2 Pro data-logger

Hybrid

Specifications
Lateral Acceleration 1.2G
Weight 314 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 62kmph
Power to Weight Ratio 133.75 BHP/tonne
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Bajaj / Pulsar DTS-i 220 cc Single Cylinder
  • 5 gears
  • Carburetted / Servo actuated
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Tilton 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 98.9% non-adjustable
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • Continental slick tires
Batteries, Cooling and Fuel System
  • Lithium Ion 5Ah, 5 per pack, 75 cells in total
  • Gravity Fed Fuel System
  • Custom Aluminium Fuel Tank

3.12. 2017

In the year 2017, new combustion and hybrid prototypes were launched, with further plans of diversification into other areas of sustainable mobility being assessed. The 2017 hybrid prototype placed second overall at Formula Hybrid, USA, making it the first podium finish for the team at the event.

Combustion

Specifications
Weight 230 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 120kmph
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • TIG welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Standard FSAE Impact Attenuator
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Suzuki GSXR 600 Engine, Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • Yoshimura Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wishbone, TIG welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made spring
Cooling
  • Dry Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Tilton 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 180.88%
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical Power/Control Systems
  • Power Distribution: MOSFET(75A)
  • Wiring: 20,18, and 10 AWG multi-strands wires
Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Logged by Motec-i2 Pro data-logger

Hybrid

Specifications
Weight 235 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 74kmph
Lateral Acceleration 1.4G
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Bajaj / Pulsar DTS-i 220 cc Single Cylinder
  • 5 gears
  • Carburetted / Servo actuated
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Pneumatically actuated gear shifts with paddle shifts
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Tilton 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 98.9% non-adjustable
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • R-13 Continental slick tires
Batteries, Cooling and Fuel System
  • Lithium Ion
  • Gravity Fed Fuel System
  • Custom Aluminium Fuel Tank

3.13. 2018

The year 2018 saw the launch of the combustion, hybrid and electric[2] prototypes, further defining verticals in other areas of mobility engineering such as the open source vehicle concept, both driven and driverless, as well as hyperloop ideation. The 2018 hybrid prototype also participated at Formula Hybrid, USA, securing the second place overall.[3][4]

Combustion

Specifications
Weight 235 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 120kmph
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • Tig welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR6 Engine Displacement: 600cc
  • DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • In-house designed Intake -RAM system with K&N air filter
  • In-house designed Exhaust 4-2-1
  • In-house designed stainless steel Muffler
  • 6 speed sequential gear shift
  • Butterfly valve throttle actuation
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • Custom fuel rail
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone Arc welded
  • Custom inhouse design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom inhouse design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.15”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Wilwood 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS Floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 180.88%
Driveline
  • FSAE Drexler LSD, 40-45Nm preload
  • Torque bias 1,25/1,33/1,5
  • Chain 520#
  • Tripod CV Joints
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • Continental slick tires
Electrical Power/Control Systems
  • Power Distribution: MOSFET(75A)
  • Wiring: 20,18, and 10 AWG multi-strands wires
Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • MOTEC M 800 Reprogrammable ECU
  • Logged by Motec-i2 Pro data-logger

Hybrid

Specifications
Weight 316 kg
Top Speed/ 0-100 74kmph
Chassis & Bodywork
  • Tubular space frame SAE 1018 Steel round tubing 0.5” to 1.125”
  • TIG welded
  • Powder-coated lacquer
  • Aluminium honeycomb bulk head
  • FRP panels
  • FIA approved 6 point harness
Engine
  • Honda CBR 250R, Single Cylinder
  • 5 gears
  • Fuel injected
Fuel System
  • Fuel Injection
  • Mulltiport Injection
  • 8 litre fuel tank
Suspension
  • Double wish bone arc welded
  • Custom in-house design – Aluminium Uprights Hubs
  • Custom in-house design – M.S. Hubs
  • Outboard rod ends
  • Push rods
  • Aluminium bell cranks - rear and front
  • Outboard ZF Sachs adjustable dampers
  • Custom made springs
Cooling
  • Stock Wet Sump
  • Water cooled – DANA Radiator with thermostatic electric controlled fan
Driveline and Gearshift
  • Torsen(Limited Slip Differential) Bias Ratio 3:1
  • Chain #520
  • Series architecture
Brakes
  • Calipers: Wilwood PS-1.12”/1” Front & Rear
  • Master Cylinders: Wilwood 0.625” F&R with adjustable bias
  • Custom Pedal Frame 2.1 kg
  • 220mm dia 410SS floating rotors
Steering
  • Custom Rack and Pinion
  • Double Apex Joints
  • Static Ackermann: 98.9% non-adjustable
Tyres
  • Keizer 4L 13” Rims with zero offset
  • R-13 Continental slick tires
Batteries and Fuel System
  • Lithium Ion
  • Gravity Fed Fuel System
  • Custom Aluminium Fuel Tank

4. Future

Ashwa Racing plans to extend its scope towards holistic organizational functioning and operational excellence. Additionally, it aims to venture into mobility solutions for urban transportation problems. A future user-centric autonomous prototype aims to showcase various experimental advances our team endeavors to make with this project: novel modes of user interaction with a fluid in-car entertainment system, machine learning-assisted power management systems, an emphasis on secure, and versatile V2X networks. The driverless model would also capture the wide variety of urban features that characterize the Indian subcontinent, to provide a functional, deployment-ready solution.

References

  1. https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-engineering-students-from-bangalore-win-hearts-and-laurels-at-car-design-competition-in-us-2211040 Engineering students from Bangalore win hearts and laurels at car design competition in US
  2. https://www.deccanherald.com/content/653635/rvces-ashwa-racing-team-launches.html RVCE's Ashwa Racing team launches prototype of 1st electric race car
  3. http://indianewengland.com/2018/05/ashwa-racings-hybrid-wins-second-place Ashwa Racing’s Hybrid Wins Second Place
  4. https://formula-hybrid.org/students/results-2/ Official Formula Hybrid 2018 Results
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