POWERTRAIN

Powertrain oversees the system that controls the engine and uses its power to accelerate the car: a continuously variable transmission (CVT), gear reduction box, and output shafts to turn the rear wheels. The CVT currently utilizes a Gaged Engineering CVT with a major focus on tuning to respond to any conditions the car sees and provide an optimal ratio for the situation. The student designed custom gearbox multiplies the torque of the Briggs and Stratton Model 19 and sends power through constant velocity joints to allow for suspension travel. Finally the custom hubs interface with ITP wheels and tires tailored for each competition to put the power to the ground.