Dartmouth Formula Racing

DFR Machines


2013 : Paula

2012 : Ellie

2011 : Ella

2010 : Penny

2009 : Georgia

2008 : Julie

2008 : Molly

2007 : Sandi

2007 : Tina

2006 : Candi

2006 : El-Myra

2005 : Vicki

2004 : Roxy

2003 : Myra

2002 : Libby

2001 : Stab

2000 : FSAE

1999 : JIT II

1998 : JIT

1997 : Hatch

1996 : Grandma

2011 : Ella


Ella was redesigned from the ground up to embody the fundamental principles of racing. Attention to detail and desire for perfection fostered innovations such as a self-diagnosing electrical system and a selectable performance mode for the internal combustion engine. A testament to the struggles of the season was the endurance event. Ella made it to the starting line with only 20 minutes before the course was to close. The team completed the first 20 laps with the fastest splits before the course closed, only to discover that we had barely burned any of our allotted fuel. Unfortunately endurance wasn’t the only heartbreak, reliability issues with the high voltage system prevented participation in acceleration and autocross, however the sophisticated design earned the team the “Chrysler Best Hybrid System Engineering Award!” and 5th place finish overall (the best result at Formula Hybrid to date).

 

 

Unique Features:

- Fuel-Injected Engine: Economy/Performance Settings

- Center Lock Wheels

- Automatic Anti-Stall Clutch

- Star Topology CAN Network

- Paddle Shifting

- Smart Power Distribution: meta data, remote control

- Smart Sensor Boards: accepts any inputs/output

 

 

Competition Results:

Formula Hybrid: 5th

Winner: Chrysler Best Hybrid System Engineering Award

• Design: 2nd

• Acceleration (Electric): -

• Acceleration (Unrestricted): -

• Autocross: -

• Endurance: 5th (course closed after 23 laps)

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