Next Gen Rallycross
Deep Orange 9
Deep Orange 9
For the Deep Orange 9 program at Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, students are building a first-ever, high-performance, ultra-tough motorsports vehicle with a clean, fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, advanced technical features, and highly dynamic handling and acceleration. The concept is in response to rising fuel-efficiency standards and millennials’ interest in vehicles that are both safe and clean.
The graduate student team is designing for global rallycross, a fast-growing sport that involves sprint-style racing with large jumps, aggressive jockeying, and drifting held on a closed-loop track of dirt, asphalt, and mud.
Though they begin as production cars, rallycross vehicles are typically modified to become some of the most versatile racers around. Most feature internal combustion engines to meet the power and agility needs of the sport. As a hybrid vehicle, Deep Orange 9 will disrupt current perceptions of energy-efficient vehicles by showing they can meet extreme performance demands in a safe, economical way.
BMW Performance Center Visits Deep Orange 9 Graduate Students
A Project Made Possible Through Collaboration
The following organizations have provided generous support, in-kind contributions and mentoring to achieve the objectives of Deep Orange 9.
DO9 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS & INNOVATORS
Vehicle Dynamics - Brake Systems
Powertrain - Supervisory Control
Sai Gopal Boyana
Powertrain - Electric Drive System
Vehicle Dynamics - Controls
Structures & Interior Lead
Vehicle Dynamics - Steering & Controls
Powertrain - Drivetrain & Controls
Powertrain Team Lead - Internal Combustion Engine Drive System
Structures & Interior - Interior & Driver Controls
Powertrain - Electric Drive Systems & Controls
Structures & Interior - Systems Integration
Powertrain - Internal Combustion Engine Drive System, Driver
Powertrain - Systems Integration, Driver
Vehicle Dynamics - Aerodynamics & Exterior Body Panel Design
Vehicle Dynamics Team Lead
Vehicle Integration Lead
Vehicle Dynamics - Systems Integration