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IIT-Bombay students have made India’s fastest sports car ORCA

IIT-Bombay students have made India’s fastest sports car ORCA
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It took the efforts and talent of over 75 students from IIT-Bombay to make a racing car, which is now set to enter the Formula Student UK competition, where similar models designed by over 100 student teams from across the globe would also take part.

ORCA, the car made by the IIT-B racing team took nine months to get designed, and was sponsored by NRB Bearings, Tata Motors, CEAT Tyres and others.

"With an acceleration of 0-100kmph in 3.47 seconds, ORCA is faster than any other sports car made by Porsche, Tesla or Audi. Not only is its acceleration a record, it is the first time we have a special steel-frame chassis with carbon-fibre manufactured body, which not only reduces the weight but also stabilises the car at high speeds," said Rishabh Kappasia, a 4th-year student of Engineering Physics at IIT-B, who leads Team ORCA.

"The car is awesome to drive thanks to its light weight, and its stability increases at high speeds," added Manthan Mahajan, another 4th-year student who gets behind ORCA’s wheels every time the team participates in a competition.

Formula Student UK competition is an annual car competition where a panel judges the best electric and IC engine cars on the basis of several parameters like engineering and presentation skills. The IIT-B team has been participating in the annual event over the past five years, and has also received the FS award for design improvement for three consecutive years, being the only team to have done that.

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