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Titan Motorsport Racing achieves 581 miles per gallon (mpg)

June 30, 2016

The Titan Motorsport Racing team attains an astonishing 581 mpg in the SAE Supermileage ® Competition for a top 5 finish of American universities and number 1 in Michigan earlier this month.

Grace Burnside, one of the drivers for the Titan teamThe annual international competition draws competitors from the United States, Canada, India and Lebanon to Marshall, Michigan. 

UDM’s team of seven male and three female engineering students are in their second year of racing.

“The team has shown wisdom and poise far beyond their years,” says Dr. Nassif Rayess, associate dean in the College of Engineering & Science.   “They are recruiting freshman to the team and sharing the vision for the future.”

Earlier this year, the team competed in the Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit and doubled their mileage from 2015 at 357 mpg. (See Pride in Titan’s high mileage vehicle)

The team is targeting an amazing 1,000 mpg in 2017.

Building on the team’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis and variable ratio drivetrain, the team will turn its attention to aggressive engine modifications and a sophisticated strategy.

UDM’s engineering program is committed to supporting the integrated engineering disciplines necessary to educate the next generation of engineers.

The new Center for Automotive Research Systems Engineering Education (CASEE) laboratory is one such example.

“The team consists of a remarkable group of up and coming engineers who are most likely to choose careers in the automotive industry,” says Rayess. 

Congratulations, Titan Motorsport Racing on your accomplishments!

See coverage of the event from Fox 17 West Michigan.

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