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Help Build the 2018 Supermileage Vehicle!

$1,935
19%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
20 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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Help Build the 2018 Supermileage Vehicle!

The LTU Supermileage Team is focused on designing, fabricating, and assembling a single-person vehicle to attain the highest MPG possible and compete in Marshall, Michigan in June 2018. LTU’s 2016 team holds the school record of 319 MPG and was ranked top 10. For 2018, we have set the goal of 500 MPG, to achieve this the team has set a fund-raising goal of $10,000.

Here are a new items the team wants to implement that will drastically improve our preformance.

  • A full carbon fiber body that will reduce the weight of last year's body by at least 20%. Currently the team estimates this will add $4,000 to the budget of the vehicle.
  • New Ultra-lightweight wheels & custom made bearings that will drastically reduce rolling resistance. The team estimates this will cost $2,500.
  • A new engine starting motor, fuel lines, intake and exhaust manifold. These parts will allow our engine to operate at higher efficiency. the team estimates this will cost $2,000
  • A new light weight steering wheel that will incorporate braking, acceleration, and an engine kill-switch for safety. Currently the team estimates this will add $500 to the budget of the vehicle.
  • A lightweight chassis made of heat-treated, high-strength steel to meet safety requirements and reduce the car's overall weight. The team estimates this will cost $1,000 dollars.

 

This is why we need your support to help make our 500 MPG dream a reality!

Below is a concept of what vehicle will look like if all of these goals are met.

Links To Social Media & Other Supermileage Info:

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

https://twitter.com/ltusupermileage

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

 

 

 

 

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Super-friend!

Become a Super-Friend! 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.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017

$25

Twitter Shout-out!

You're so generous well let all your Twitter followers know! That's right, LTU's Supermileage team is on twitter and will commend your generosity with a shout-out. You will also receive all the perks of being a Super-friend!.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017

$50

Super-sponsor!

Become a Super-Sponsor! and receive a photo of the 2018 Supermileage Team signed by all of the members. As well as receive all the perks of a Super-Friend! and get a twitter shout-out.

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017

$150

3D Printed Model

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 all the perks of a Super-Sponsor!, Super-Friend! and get a twitter shout-out.

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2018

$300

Personal Sponsor Decal

Decals aren't just for companies! We will reserve a space for your first and last name on our ultra aerodynamic carbon fiber body to show our love for everyone who grabs this awesome perk. In addition you will receive all the perks for being a Super-sponsor!, Super-Friend!, Get a Model of the Car and get a twitter shout-out.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017

$500

Large Decal

Want to make a huge difference to the LTU Supermileage Vehicle? We will commend your generosity by giving you a big Decal! This Decal will be prominent on our aerodynamic carbon fiber body. In addition 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 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2017