Orion Racing Team from K J Somaiya College of Engineering, one of India’s only active formula student racing teams has unveiled ‘Lemnos’ their formula style electric racing car. The name ‘Lemnos’ is derived from Greek mythology and it means ‘the city of technology’.
The car will make its debut at the ‘Formula Student Austria 2022’ hosted at Austria’s Redbull F1 Racetrack in July 2022 and ‘Formula Student Germany 2022’ hosted at Germany’s Hockenheimring F1 Racetrack in August 2022 by the Team Orion Racing India, the only active electric formula student team from India to be participating at these two prestigious competitions. They ranked first among all Asian teams on this platform at FSG ‘19. At the event, Orion Racing India also announced that the team plans to introduce a driverless formula style electric racing car by 2024.
Lemnos features the Emrax 228 MV motor controlled by UNITEK Bamocar D3-700 and has a maximum motor power of 100kW. The powerful motor coupled with an ergonomic body and a meticulously curated drivetrain is set to provide a maximum motor rpm of 4600 and maximum vehicle velocity of 90 kmph during acceleration event.
The car was built under the mentorship of Godrej & Boyce, the engineering conglomerate and the flagship company of the Godrej Group.
The car was officially launched by Anil G Verma, Executive Director and President, Godrej & Boyce, in the presence of Formula 4 Racer, Mira Erda, Motorsports Racecar Driver, CEO of IR eSports and driving coach to Team Orion Racing India, Saurav Bandyopadhyay, K J Somaiya College of Engineering Principal, Dr Shubha Pandit and Team Orion Racing India.
Godrej & Boyce has been associated with Orion Racing India since 2017. This year too, the team was mentored by engineering experts from Godrej & Boyce throughout the development journey of ‘Lemnos’. Along with technical guidance, the students were also provided with an access to the company’s advanced manufacturing units and resources to build this state-of-the-art electric formula student car.
Dr Shubha Pandit, Principal, K J Somaiya College of Engineering, said, “We have always encouraged our students and believed in them. We are proud of Team Orion Racing India for representing India on a global stage, and we wish them success in their pursuit of victory. We are also grateful to Godrej & Boyce, for mentoring and empowering our students with the resources to build an electric formula racing car of their dreams.”