Gryphon Racing aims to create an environment where students can gain real-world experience working in a design team with the common goal of building a performance vehicle for FSAE competitions. This gives students the opportunity to explore and pursue their passion for knowledge through firsthand experience.
Formula SAE (FSAE) is a student design competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineering. Each year, hundreds of university teams from around the world spend months designing, building and testing an open wheeled race car. These cars are designed to perform as an autocross vehicle and must be able to compete in a variety of events. Every season, teams travel to competitions around the world where they compete in both static and dynamic events.
A series of criteria are used to evaluate each team’s car potential as a production item. Eight events evaluate the teams design, each event having a set amount of points to be achieved resulting in the team with the highest amount of points at the end of the competition receiving first place. The eight events are spilt into two categories; static and dynamic. Static events consist of three presentations, design, cost and marketing while dynamic events are autocross, acceleration, skidpad, endurance and fuel economy.