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IIT-Bombay students make India’s fastest sports car

IIT-B students named the racing car as ORCA and it took them nine months to get the designed

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Publish Date: May 31 2016 5:08PM | Updated Date: May 31 2016 5:12PM

IIT-Bombay students make India’s fastest sports car
A group of over 75 students from IIT- Bombay have developed the country's fastest sports car.
 
The racing car is now set to enter the Formula Student UK competition to compete against similar models designed by over 100 student teams from around the globe, as per the TOI report.
 
IIT-B students named the racing car as ORCA and it took them nine months to get the designed.
ORCA was launched on Sunday at the campus auditorium 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 who leads Team ORCA as reported.
 
Formula Student UK competition is an annual car competition where electric and IC engine cars are judged on the type of engineering and the presentation skill, among other parameters.
 
IIT-Bombay has been participating the car racing competition over the past five years. They are also the only team to received the FS award for design improvement for three consecutive years.