Project Valkyrie

May 14, 2012


This was a collaboration with UCI's Engineering dept and The Art Institute - Orange County's Industrial Design Team. We set out to design and build an innovative car body for the 2011 race season.



For the 2011 SAE Race season,  UC Irvine's Engineering Department and The Art Institute Orange County's Industrial Design Team collaborated to build an innovative car body that would change the way SAE cars were designed. UCI placed 1st place in fuel economy, besting 60 other international teams around the world.  


The Initial collaboration meeting. Designers meet the engineers and discuss the details.


Initial sketches and inspiration.


Packing the clay buck.


Full scale, clay car modeling.




The body meets the chassis for the first time.


Fiberglass mold pulled from the clay model.


Making adjustments to the mold before fiberglass is laid. 




Final paint and finish work.


The Design Team!

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