Growing fast in its second year of existence the team finished 2nd overall in the 2002 FSAE-A competition and achieved 2nd place in both the Engineering Design and Endurance Events.
Internationally renowned race car driver, engineer and author; design judge Carroll Smith described the car as the best second year car he had ever seen.
TC-550 has been served UWAM for over a decade and is still used extensively in the teams driver training program, a true testament to the simplistic and functional design of the vehicle.
|Engine:||Honda Fireblade F4 600cc motorcycle engine, custom fuel injection, naturally aspirated.|
|Drivetrain:||Honda 6-speed sequential gearbox, Zexel Torsen limited slip differential.|
|Chassis||Tubular mild-steel spaceframe. Fiberglass with aerospace epoxy skin bodywork.|
|Suspension:||Fully adjustable double unequal length wishbones front and rear, pullrod-actuated Fox Racing springs and dampers, CNC machined aluminium uprights.|
|Brakes:||2 outboard front disc brakes with Formula Ford rotors and AP Racing callipers. Single inboard rear disc with Nissin calliper. Adjustable bias.|
|Wheels:||Keizer 3-piece aluminium wheels, 13x6 inch front and rear.|
|Tyres:||Goodyear FSAE-spec racing slicks, 20.0x6.5-13.|