Orion Racing India is a Formula SAE team of K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai. The team is formed by 50 undergraduate students from Mechanical and Electronics Engineering whose vision is to achieve something tangible at a undergraduate level. Being Motorsports enthusiasts and budding engineers, the students take up a task of designing and fabricating a single-seater formula prototype race-car and participate at International Formula Student events viz. Formula Student Germany and Formula Student India. Formula Student competitions get participation from number of teams from around the globe. Thus this gives Orion Racing India exposure to world-class engineering and helps develop the engineering practices of Indian students that are going to be a vital part in development of technology in India.
The automotive industry is constantly evolving; keeping in sync with the ever-changing scenario, Orion Racing India has decided to develop it's first electric vehicle. It will be a single motor differential vehicle- with a self designed battery pack. Orion Racing India will be participating with it's first electric vehicle at Formula Student Germany in August 2019.
ORI 18, Bellatrix is designed to be powered by a naturally aspirated KTM 390 engine. Using a MoTec ECU, ORI 18 will use an electro-magnetic shifting to shift gears in less than 50 milliseconds. All of this will be enclosed in a hybrid carbon fibre monocoque, similar to a F1 car. The full Aerodynamics package will be validated and manufactured in house.The full Aerodynamics package including the wings and diffuser will be manufactured by us in house after validation.