Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton


The purpose of the Formula SAE Competition is to provide students the opportunity to design and build a prototype racecar for an amateur autocross racer and then demonstrate its performance in a competition setting. The project team built upon a car that was originally intended for use in the 2013 FSAE Collegiate Competition. The team performed component evaluation and reviewed past project team’s reports to determine what systems needed to be completed to make the car both operational and competitive. The areas that were addressed included the rear suspension, exhaust, continuously variable transmission (CVT), the body, and the wiring harness. All of the systems addressed were designed and validated. These subsystems were manufactured and integrated with the existing car.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering