UIC Motorsports set out to design and manufacture a reliable four cylinder space frame car that weighs less than 205kg. The design of the 2014 formula car (F14) was achieved by focusing on the areas of the F13 that possessed the great- est potential for improvement in safety, reliability, and manufacturability while reducing weight, complexity, and cost. Every component of the F14 was modeled in SolidWorks allowing designers to notice any packaging issues and fix them prior to manufacturing. Assigning part numbers and maintaining an up to date bill of materials enabled the team to track the weight and complexity of designs based on component count. This significantly reduced the amount of time spent manufacturing and allowed for the team to focus more energy on testing and validation of designs.

BRAKE : Dura-Bar G2 Cast Iron
BSCD : 67mm bore / 42.5mm stroke / 4-cylinders / 599 cc
COOLING : Side mounted dual core aluminum radiator w/ Honda CBR 600 Fan
DRIVE : 520 Chain Drive
ENGINE : Honda F4i
FR/RR TRACK : 1295/51, 1270/50
FRAME : 4130 Chromoly SteelSpace Frame
FUEL SYSTEM : Honda, 185 lb fuel injectors/Speed density fuel mapping
FUEL TYPE : 93 Octane
MPD : 10,500
MPT : 8,500
OLWH : 2927/115.25 , 1575/62, 965/40
SUSPENSION : Double unequal length A-Arm. Push rod actuated, in plane spring and damper
TIRE : 20.5 x 6.0-13 R25B Hoosier FSAE
UNIQUE : Negative Mold Body Panel Construction
WEIGHT : 600lb w/driver
WHEELBASE : 1625/64