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 Motorsports is excited to partner with Ricardo PLC for the 2020-2021 Formula SAE racing season. As partners, Ricardo PLC will provide Duke Motorsports with full access to Powertrain simulation softwares such as WAVE, IGNITE, and RDM. Ricardo's gas dynamics simulation tools allow for robust, in-depth powertrain modeling in order to maximize power and speed output from the engine. "We're really excited to get working and plugging in our FZ-07 model into Ricardo WAVE to tak