UPC ecoRacing to participate in Formula Student Spain 2017 in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya


From 23th to 27th of August, UPC ecoRacing will participate in its second Formula Student competition of the season, following its victory in electric vehicles in the Formula SAE Australasia held in Melbourne, Australia.



Formula Student Spain will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where teams from all over Europe will take part and UPC ecoRacing will try to revalidate the Best Spanish Team award obtained last season. The competition consists of different tests in which the new car, the ecoRZ 2017, will be evaluated in all its aspects, both in its design as in its performance on track.

The car, officially unveiled on July 12, stands out as the first UPC ecoRacing design that incorporates wings in its aerodynamic package, multiplying by four its aerodynamic load and favoring the behavior of the single-seater when turning. In addition, following the sustainability philosophy of the team, the ecoRZ 2017 maintains its 100% recyclable ABS bodywork, unique in the competition, as well as one of the best tubular chassis inside the Formula Student, made of steel and also recyclable. Also noteworthy are the hybrid carbon fiber and aluminum wheels, which allow the adjustment your weight and improve the dynamics of the vehicle.


It is with this new car that UPC ecoRacing aims to achieve a good result in the competition, maintaining its seventh position in the world ranking of electric vehicles. The team invites you to visit the circuit and the competition. It is open to the public and you will enjoy the latest technological innovations of the participating students.