(Ann Arbor, MI) March 22, 2016 – The MRacing Formula SAE team today unveiled their newest vehicle - MR-16 - at the Junge Family Champions Center located on the University of Michigan campus. This marks MRacing's 30th year with a competitive team. Highlights of the new MR-16 include a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a brand new aero package.
Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling is a Silver sponsor for this year's team.
Formula SAE (FSAE) is a student engineering competition where students organize, manage, and fund a racing team that will design, build, and race an open wheeled prototype racecar.
The car is produced on the notion that a fictional manufacturing company contracted MRacing to develop a small formula style racecar to be manufactured in a 1,000 unit per year production run. The car is not only judged on its engineering merit and track performance, but also on the team's ability to analyze cost and market the car.
The race season begins in the middle of May with the oldest Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway. Other sanctioned events span five continents and numerous historical tracks including: Fiorano in Italy and Silverstone in the United Kingdom. MRacing has attended international competitions in Japan, England, and most recently in Germany.
About MRacing FSAE
MRacing is the University of Michigan's Formula SAE team, founded in 1986. With over 25 years of experience, the engineering design team is continually pushing the envelope of vehicle design. In the summer of 2011 the team proved the value of this history by rising to #1 in the world after 6 consecutive top 10 competition finishes. With many of the same engineers still on the team, a newly formed business sector, and new exciting industry partnerships, MRacing is well-equipped to continue to succeed on the international level for the foreseeable future.