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Help Build the 2019 Supermileage Vehicle!

$6,350
63%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
8 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 07, at 08:00 AM EDT
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Help Build the 2019 Supermileage Vehicle!

Each year the LTU Blue Devil Motorsports SAE Supermileage team is challenged to design, manufacture, and test a vehicle that will compete to achieve the highest miles per gallon (MPG) possible. Our team consists of about 10 students working together on various subsystems that will come together into a high tech and innovative vehicle. We strive to gain as much knowledge and experience from this project as possible. LTU's 2018 team holds the school record of 369 MPG. For 2019, we have set a goal of 500 MPG! 

 

The Project

Blue Devil Motorsports SAE Supermileage is a student-run project team that requires the help of donors like you to fabricate our vehicle! Each year, schools from across the world gather to compete and gain the highest MPG possible. By supporting our team, you will be providing the team with the ability to improve upon last year’s design and fabricate our vehicle using the most advanced materials available. 

 

The Students

Our team works together for approximately one year to build each high mileage vehicle. The vehicle requires thousands of hours of work from students to create a highly fuel efficient vehicle. The project requires students to problem solve and think outside the box, taking the theory learned in the classroom and putting it into practice.

 

 

What Next?

Our 2019 vehicle is going to be the most advanced and efficient car the LTU Supermileage team has ever designed and built. With the implementation of LTU's first ever monocoque body design, we will construct the lightest and most aerodynamic vehicle ever built at LTU. The monocoque body design allows the body and chassis to be integrated into one, where the body itself will provide support for the powertrain, steering, and braking systems, as well as the driver. This will reduce the weight of last year's body by approximately 25%, allowing us to achieve a record MPG. Furthermore, the team will make improvements to the powertrain and drivetrain systems. The single cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine will be insulated to increase the running temperature. The engine will include a modified piston head and a reduced cylinder bore diameter.

 

The Competition

SAE Supermileage is a student engineering competition that competes annually at the Eaton Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. The competition includes static and dynamic events. The static events consist of a design review and safety inspection, as well as steering, breaking, tilt and roll bar load tests. The dynamic event of the competition consists of six laps around a 1.6 mile track using the least amount of fuel possible. In order to excel in these events, SAE Supermileage requires the best and brightest students that combine theory and practice to design and fabricate an innovative and cutting-edge vehicle.

 

 

 

Please follow the links below for more information and our media content:

 

https://www.facebook.com/ltubdmsupermileage/

 

https://www.ltu.edu/supermileage/

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Level 1 Sponsor

Become a Level 1 Sponsor of the LTU Supermileage team! You will receive a sincere thank you from all members of the team. You will also receive updates on the status of the car and be informed about any major updates as our team works to bring this car to life.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2019

$50

Level 2 Sponsor

Become a Level 2 Sponsor and receive a photo of the 2018 Supermileage team as well as a thank you letter from the team! You will also receive updates on the status of the car and be informed about any major updates as our team works to bring this car to life.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2019

$100

Level 3 Sponsor

Because you've helped us by grabbing this perk, we will 3D print you a model of our finished vehicle design! You will also receive a thank you letter and a team photo!

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2019

$250

Level 4 Sponsor

Decals aren't just for companies! We will reserve a space for a decal or name on our ultra aerodynamic carbon fiber monocoque body to show our love for everyone who grabs this awesome perk. In addition, you will receive a thank you letter, a team photo, and a 3D model of the 2019 vehicle!

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2019

$500

Level 5 Sponsor

Want to make a huge difference to the LTU Supermileage Vehicle? We will commend your generosity by giving you a large decal! This Decal will be prominent on our aerodynamic carbon fiber body. You will also receive a thank you letter, a team photo, and a 3D model of the 2019 vehicle! In addition, you will receive updates on the status of the car and be informed about any major updates as our team works to bring this car to life.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2019