The process of creating a successful race car begins early in the year with the car's design. Before any tubes are cut and welded, the entire car is designed using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. This allows us to integrate all the components together and resolve potential problems before manufacturing begins. We manufacture the majority of the parts on the car; parts such as the engine, shocks, and tires are purchased, but even with purchased parts a great deal of customization takes place. For example, while the engine is originally used on a Honda motorcycle, the complete intake, exhaust, fuel, and control systems are custom, leaving the engine design team with a great deal of freedom.
Duke University Motorsports is a team that is dedicated to the education and success of our students. Our mission as a student group at Duke University is to help talented students unlock their full potential by offering an unparalleled hands-on experience that focuses on creativity and problem-solving.
The members of Duke University Motorsports understand that the reason we exist is to help us learn, grow as leaders, and challenge ourselves beyond the classroom. Our team is dedicated to promoting STEM fields throughout the community and producing the most well-prepared students to leave Duke University. What we do as a team is not important to us as why we do it, which is why we encourage members to prioritize academics, become involved elsewhere on campus, and contribute to our culture of safety.