Jamshedpur: Engineering students of NIT of Jamshedpur have set an example for B-town ‘Engineer-Idiots’ by manufacturing a wonder car which would be hitting the racing track in the London’s Formula-student-UK-2011 to be held from July 13 to 17.

The 11 engineering students of NIT Jamshedpur have developed wonder car equipped with several special features. The previous version of this car had brought laurels to the institution and students by winning the Formula Society Automobile Engineering Australian Racing in 2011 in Melborne. 

Team leader Uttam Kumar a mechanical engineering student said, “After participating in the Australia Formula Racing, many modifications have been done in the engine. Earlier it was of 150cc but now the capacity has been raised to 600cc. Now the wonder car can touch a top speed of 200km per hour. The weight of the car is 270 kg.”

The creators of the wonder car have named it Drift Racing 211 (DR 211).

The engineering students informed that at least Rs 24 lakh has been invested in the car. And companies like Tata Steel, Korba Engineering Private Limited and Soma of Metals have helped the students by giving the potential sponsorships.

Pleased with the effort, the Director of NIIT Jamshedpur has congratulated the institute team involved in the project.

The team of students involved in the car manufacturing includes Uttam Kumar, Rahul Singh, Saumyadeep Vishwas, Alok Srivastava, Aditya Kumar, Saket Sardar, Turam Purti, Nitin Agarwal and Alok Verma.


(JPN/Bureau)