Tata Motors will support IIT
Bombay Racing Team as the official automotive partner, in rolling out Orca –
the fastest Indian electric race car, developed by IIT Bombay Racing Team.
Faster than many other International sports cars, Orca, a special Make-in-India
initiative, is a culmination of eight years of hard work by the IIT Bombay
Racing Team, with the vehicle capable of reaching maximum speeds of 145+ kmph,
with accelerations of 0-100 kmph in just 3.47 seconds.
ORCA will race in Formula
Student (FS), UK in July 2016, the international parallel of Formula One at the
engineering college level and Europe's most established educational motorsport
competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry
and high profile engineers such as Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to
inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities
from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing
car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their
understanding and test the performance of the vehicle.
IIT Bombay Racing is an
independent student organization in IIT Bombay, comprising of 80 students with
a formal 3-tier team system structure spread across 8 engineering disciplines and
united by a common ambition of being at the forefront of the global student
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