fsra 2016

The recognizable, grey-black texture of the carbon fibers, for the first time in this area, was seen on one race vehicle. Fans of the Formula 1 cannot miss out on the fact that the “Road Arrow 2016” was made based on the fastest vehicles in the world. The steering wheel, seat, body work and aero package were made from carbon fibers. Technology of the composites was the revolutionary innovation of the season, and with it the team was able to reduce the mass of the vehicle by as much as 15 kilograms. In order to further reduce the mass, the team decided to use the intake manifold made from 3D printed plastic parts and carbon fibers, instead of variable one.

Designing of the aero package reached the whole new level – model of the formula was made in scale 1:3 and tested in the wind tunnel. With this testing the team confirmed results obtained from the software, and the most efficient aero package for the Road Arrow was made. Ergonomics was designed based on the detailed analysis of the drivers’ experiences, and so the steering wheel with the hollow composite construction, with integrated electronics was manufactured. Design of the Road Arrow 2016 was by far the best until then.


Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)


Top speed (km/h)


Vehicle mass (kg)

Working engine displacement: 599 ccm

Restrictor diameter on intake manifold: 20 mm

Maximum effective power: 63 kW (85 KS) at 13.000 RPM

Maximum torque: 58 Nm at 9.000 RPM

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4,0 s

Top speed: 140 km/h

Transmission: 6 gears, sequential, electronic actuation

Vehicle mass: 235 kg

Chassis, AISI 304 steel

Body work composite with carbon fibers

Wheelbase: 1550 mm

Rear track: 1150 mm

Front track: 1200 mm

Rims 7×13˝ aluminium

Drag coefficient: Cd=1,01

Lift coefficient: Cl = -2,35

Reference Area: Aref=1,23 m2

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