CMR 37

CMR 37, our sixth car, set out to improve upon CMR 72, particularly when it came to the “Epic understeer.” It suceeded in this area resulting in a neutral handling car that was much easier to drive. This was assisted by the switch to a barrel throttle made in house which benefitted both maximum power and the drivability of the engine. The body was designed completely in CAD before being sent to Honda for the machining of a male plug. Female molds made off of the plug and used for body production. At competition we our highest finishe ever in design, but were unable to complete endurance due to the car overheating in the hot California conditions.



  • 4 piece carbon fiber body from female molds, male plug machined by Honda
  • Professional PPG paint job – Carnegie Mellon Red
  • Integrated taillight


  • Tubular steel space frame
  • Strength optimized using Ansys FEA
  • Very-low center of gravity
  • Jig mounted during construction for build accuracy
  • Painted for corrosion resistance


  • 4 wheel independent suspension
  • Unequal non- parallel suspension links
  • Adjustable ride height
  • Adjustable shocks
  • CNC machined uprights
  • Push rods on all 4 corners


  • 2006 Honda F4i
  • Performance Electronics ECU
  • Custom barrel throttle
  • Custom CFD optimized carbon intake, conical air filter
  • Equal primary length Tri-Y exhaust header
  • Custom muffler
  • Engine Redline: 13500 rpm
  • Max Power: 80hp


  • Custom designed floating rotors
  • Single rotor rear braking
  • Custom CNC machined adjustable pedal assembly

Competition Results

Overall: 31st of 80

  • Acceleration: 21st
  • Skidpad:32nd
  • Autocross: 25th
  • Endurance: DNF
  • Design: 12th
  • Cost: 18th
  • Presentation: 47th

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