09 July 2008 12:03

Audi Best Lightweight Concept Award

Category: Competition
By: hsm(at)audi.de

There are no compromises when it comes to the finest sports car engineering. Technical precision and performance must be pushed to the limits – and beyond.

Audi pioneered the use of aluminum to manufacture production car bodies. With fuel prices constantly rising, the topic of weight reduction is more important than ever.

Therefore, AUDI AG is sponsoring the Audi Award for the best lightweight concept at the Formula Student Germany 2008.

The criteria for the award are:

  • Application of lightweight design in the development phase:
    • Intelligent structural concepts and reduction of parts through integration of functions for all assemblies.
    • Use of simulation tools to reduce weight by intelligent part- and structure-design.
    • Choice of materials and using right material, where material characteristics, functions and costs are balanced best.

  • Entries will be judged on the basis of
    • Overall weight
    • Power-to-weight-ratio
    • Position of the centre of gravity

Please submit your applications of maximum 2 DIN A4 pages by July 28th, 2008 at latest on the page “Team Deadlines” (=> MyTeam => Events => Deadlines).

Your entry should explain, why you think, you have the best lightweight concept. The best submission will be awarded 500,00 €.


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