UT SAE steps up to save the world!
Energy, and other government and industry leaders have
developed a new competition called Challenge X: Crossover to
Sustainable Mobility. This ground-breaking, three-year
competition will give engineering schools an opportunity to
participate in hands-on research and development with
leading-edge automotive propulsion, fuels, materials, and
Of the 17 teams in Challenge X, the University of Texas is the only team that is doing anything significant with the engine and also the only team that is doing a mild hybrid conversion. See the Strategy page to more details.
0-60 in 3 seconds? yes, please!
Every May, teams from over 130 universities
worldwide converge in Detroit, the automotive capital of the
world, to compete in a prestigious engineering competition
entitled Formula SAE (FSAE). The program gives students the
opportunity to design and build a small, formula-style racecar
and compete head-to-head in a three-day, multiple-event
competition. Professional engineers judge the car's performance,
cost, design, preparation, and safety, awarding overall and
categorical prizes to the best teams.
Longhorn FSAE team is comprised of students from various fields who dedicate their time to the completion of the project. The team is primarily funded through the donations made by our sponsors. We are constantly looking for new members to help maintain and carry on the tradition of the Longhorn FSAE team. If you are interested in helping us complete our goal through sponsorship or by joining the team please contact us for more information.
two classic cars rebuilt!
The UT hot rod team was formed in 1983
shortly after our faculty advisor, Dr. Ronald Matthews, had the
37 Chevy delivered to the mechanical engineering building.
We have since added a 1996 Camaro LT-1 engine generously donated by GM MotorSports, 16'' Corvette wheels, Camaro rear suspension and differential. Up front, we have outfitted the Chevy with Mustang II style independent front suspension, updated the steering with tubular control arms, and added a two inch drop spindle package from Heidt's Hot Rod Shop. Inside, there will be all the modern amenities, including full-length console, power windows from Specialty Power Windows, and HVAC from Vintage Air.