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Every year, Rutgers Formula Racing designs and builds a competitive race car to compete in the Formula SAE series. Our 2018 model exemplifies the innovation of our design team, and support of our administration and sponsors.

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RFR 2018
Weight | 407lb | Power | 47hp
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RFR 2017​

Power   -   43hp

Weight - 410lb


Awards - 3rd place Pittsburgh Shootout

Aerodynamics - front and rear wing with diffuser

Driver Controls - electro-pneumatic shifter

Electronics - datalogger with telemetry

Powertrain - single-cylinder Yamaha 450cc engine

Suspension - rocker actuated 4-way adjustable shocks

RFR 2016​

Power   -   40hp

Weight - 430lb

Aerodynamics - front and rear wing with diffuser

Driver Controls - electro-pneumatic shifter

Electronics - student tuned DTA Swin ECU

Powertrain - single-cylinder Yamaha 450cc engine

Suspension - rocker actuated 4-way adjustable shocks

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RFR 2015​

Power   -   40hp

Weight - 384lb

Aerodynamics - front and rear wing

Driver Controls - electro-pneumatic shifter

Electronics - DTA Swin ECU

Powertrain - single-cylinder Yamaha 450cc engine

Suspension - rocker actuated independent suspension

RFR 2014

 - 2014 was the last RFR car to use a

Triumph Street triple engine

 - The Rutgers Formula 2014 car went to competition at Michigan and successfully completed the endurance event

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RFR 2013

 - The team chose to use a Triumph, three-cylinder engine, which they scaled down from 675 to 604cc
 - They attended a competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.

RFR 2012

 - The team won 18th overall with 588.8 points at Michigan

 - 21st in acceleration

 - 17th in autocross

 - 22nd in endurance

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RFR 2011

 - 2011 was a significant year for RFR, winning the Outstanding Organization of  The  Year Award

 - They exhibited the car at the annual New York International Auto Show

 - RFR 11 successfully ran at the competition

RFR 2010

 - RFR 10 successfully ran at Michigan

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RFR 2009

 - The team made a notable redesign of most systems in the car and competed in two competitions, WIR and MIS.

 - We placed 3rd in Acceleration at VIR and tied for 3rd place in design at MIS

 - The 03' car graced the roof of our shop 17 years

RFR 2008

 - RFR placed 60th overall with a total of 684.4 points

 - 80.5 points in cost

 - 33.7 points in the presentation

 - 80 points in design

 - 56.9 points in acceleration

 - 18.2 points in skidpad

 - 41.4 points in autocross

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RFR 2007

The team placed 87th overall with a total of 192.3 points, earning 77.5 points in cost, 34.9 points in the presentation, and 80 points in the design

 - The team did not complete acceleration, skidpad, autocross, or endurance

RFR 2006

 - 2006 used a completely new chassis and the car was 30 pounds lighter than the previous year

 - The team reworked front camber adjustment and used a mechanical push/pull cable paddle shifter

 - We placed 16th overall with a total of 684.4 points

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RFR 2005

 - 2005 utilized an aluminum plate rear subframe for the first time, providing quick and accurate creation of subframe while also maintaining precise suspension points

 - We placed 17th overall with a total of 657.512 points.

RFR 2004

 - 2004 implemented custom-built backseat driver telemetry and data acquisition system for the first time

 - The car did not finish endurance because the second driver missed a blue pass flag

 - We placed 40th overall.

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RFR 2003

 - The team had difficulty completing the car in time but managed to pass all parts of the tech inspection

 - We placed 85th overall with a total of 191.8 points, failing to finish acceleration, skidpad, autocross, and endurance

RFR 2002

 - The team revised the 2001 car, using a Yamaha R6

 - We placed 17th overall, winning the Highest Horsepower Award

 - The team and car were featured in a RU-TV news segment

 - The car suffered a wreck in early 2003 during testing.

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RFR 2001

 - The team improved on the 2000 model with different bellcrank mounting, lighter front uprights, and new rear suspension geometry

 - We placed 15th overall with a total of 608.1 points.

RFR 2000

 - The car had the same engine, differential, and rear chassis subframe configurations as the 1998 and 1999 cars, but had in-board suspension

 - The team won 3rd place for the Bosch powertrain award for their novel variable-length intake runner system.

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RFR 1999

 - The team utilized the 1998 car for a second year with improvements and adjustments

 - The differential failed during endurance due to a lack of safety wire on the main bolts

 - Bolts in the differential housing loosened during endurance

RFR 1998

 - The team placed 22nd overall with a total of 428.67 points

 - They scored 54.53 points in cost, 60.5 points in the presentation, 110 points in design, 5.59 points in skidpad, 45 points in autocross, and 153 points in endurance

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RFR 1997

 - This year was the first time an entirely new car was designed and fabricated from scratch in one school year

 - The car earned a spot in design semi-finals

 - The team did not finish endurance due to issues with the aluminum rotors and throttle controls

RFR 1995

 - This was the second year entry of the 1994 car

 - Carbon fiber wheels were custom-built for the car

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RFR 1994

 - Rutgers entered its first carbon fiber monocoque in the competition at the Pontiac Silverdome, winning the "Best Prototype Fabrication Award."

 - Notable features included longer lower A-Arms and pneumatic shifting

RFR 1992

 - The team updated the 1991 car with an electromotive ECU for competition at Ford's Research and Engineering campus

 - This car earned 3rd place in acceleration and completed all events except for the second heat of endurance

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