The WR-212 is the first entry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to take advantage of aerodynamic
devices and continues the team’s tradition of a data driven design process. Through extensive data
analysis and testing the team of engineers behind the WR-212 has created a car capable of
dominating all dynamic events. With the all new aerodynamics package, revised suspension kinematics,
low vehicle weight and more powerful turbocharged single cylinder engine, the WR-212
finished 10th overall at Formula SAE Michigan and 3rd overall at Formula SAE Lincoln.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is proud to present the WR-211
The WR-211 is poised to be the best entry yet for the University of Wisconsin. The car is the lightest and has the lowest center of gravity of any in team history. For the third consecutive year, the car has been outfitted with an impressively powerful, turbocharged single-cylinder engine package generating a final power-to-weight ratio of .240 hp/lbf without a driver. This figure will place it in the top 5 of teams worldwide. Throughout the month of April, the car will be tested and tuned. May 11th-14th at Michigan International Speedway, the WR-211 will compete for the Formula SAE World Championship.
The lessons learned from the 209 went to good use on the 210. The turbocharged engine was strengthened and refined to produce 82 hp and 55 ft-lb of torque, and increase of 17 and 13 respectively. A revised suspension better suited to the lightweight cars and a much stiffer chassis greatly improved the performance of the car. Unfortunately, the dreaded $0.10 parts plagued the team at both Formula SAE Michigan and Formula Student Germany. The team struggled to a 14th place finish in Michigan when the shifting broke, and an exhaust failure caused a DNF in endurance in Germany.