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pilatus
About pilatus
  • Overall FSE Austria
  • Overall FSE Spain
  • Engineering Design (FSG, FSS)
  • Endurance (FSA, FSS)
  • Efficiency (FSA)
  • Autocross (FSA)
  • Skidpad (FSS)
  • Acceleration (FSS)
  • Cost (FSS)
  • Overall FSE Germany
4x 38.4kW 179 kg 1.9 s 115 km/h

With pilatus, the first car named after a Swiss mountain, the AMZ set the goal to reclaim the first place in the world ranking. To improve reliability and to minimise the potential risks in all components, the weaknesses of the previous car gotthard were carefully analysed. The big innovation this year is the new suspension system, a concept never seen before in motorsport. To ensure maximal performance pilatus is based on the proven concept of four-wheel drive with in house motors, a full aerodynamics package as well as sophisticated vehicle dynamics control.

The four self-developed AMZ M7 wheelhub motors deliver 38.4 kW each at a weight of just under 3 kg. A staged planetary gearbox transmits the motor’s torque, resulting in 375 Nm at the wheel. Thanks to an advanced vehicle dynamics control including torque vectoring and traction control, the optimal force is transmitted to the ground in every driving situation. This ensures that the vehicle’s full potential is utilised.

The energy for the powertrain is stored in a two-piece battery. A self-developed, optical battery management systems monitors the battery cells’ status. The single-piece CFRP monocoque, including the roll hoops, weighs 20 kg. A lightweight CFRP crash box dissipates the impact energy in the event of an accident.

To reduce tire load variation a new hydraulic suspension system is implemented on pilatus. This allows full separation of the driving modi heave, pitch, roll and warp. Thanks to our unique dampers featuring MRF technology, the damping rate can be adjusted during the race.

A full aerodynamics package allows for high corner speeds. A chassis-integrated diffuser, starting right after the driver, produces maximum downforce a minimal drag. A DRS and tire wake control devices further improve the aerodynamic efficiency. At speeds above 110 kph pilatus could theoretically drive upside-down.

The team’s hard work paid off. After a DNF in the first race in Hungary, the team could celebrate the seventh consecutive victory in Austria. In Germany the AMZ finished second before the outstanding result of 982 out of 1000 points in Spain. With this win, pilatus will be remembered as a feared competitor.

Management

Leiv Andresen
  • Chief Executive Officer
Andreas Bühler
  • Chief Technical Officer
David Fritz
  • Chief Operations Officer

Operations

Leiv Andresen
David Fritz
Marc Gantner
Alex Hönger
Daniel Salamon
Frank Schaufelberger
Pascal Schoppmann
Ben Weber

Aerodynamics

David Fritz
Head
Nirushan Arumugam
Focus Student
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
Abtin Houshan
Focus Student
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
Frank Schaufelberger
Freelancer
  • Drag Reduction System
Adam Lucjan
Freelancer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Batteries

Max Zuang
Head
Marc Gantner
Focus Student
  • Battery Box
Tobias Zumsteg
Focus Student
  • Cell Connection
Michel Messina
Freelancer
  • Battery Mounting

Chassis

Marc Lienhard
Head
Rafael Bänziger
Focus Student
  • Manufacturing
Daniel Salamon
Focus Student
  • Packaging
Christoph Martin
Focus Student
  • Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet
Felix Drescher
Freelancer
  • Impact Attenuator
Lorenz Hetzel
Freelancer
  • Impact Attenuator
Christian Miklautz
Freelancer
  • Steering Wheel
Tiago Ogris
Freelancer
  • Rims
Tiziano Di Pietro
Freelancer
  • Rims
Michel Messina
Freelancer
  • Quick Jack

Controls

Cary Muller
Head
Ben Weber
Focus Student
  • Vehicle Control Unit
Pascal Schoppmann
Focus Student
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control

Drivetrain

Yassin Sdiri
Head
Tobias Zumsteg
Focus Student
  • Motor
Ben Weber
Focus Student
  • Controller
Daniel Winz
Focus Student
  • Controller
Timothy Novotny
Focus Student
  • Gearbox
Shannon Long
Freelancer
  • Controller
Eloi Roset Altadill
Freelancer
  • Cooling
Gianmarco Bernasconi
Freelancer
  • Cooling
Grigorios Christodoulou
Freelancer
  • Controllerbox
Andreas Horat
Freelancer
  • Controller
Leiv Andresen
Tutor
  • Motor

Electronics

Mario Fischer
Head
Thomas Gut
Focus Student
  • Electrical Safety Form
Tobias Zumsteg
Focus Student
  • Battery Management System
Adrian Ruckli
Focus Student
  • Sensors and Actuators
Manuel Agner
Focus Student
  • Dashboard
  • Telemetry
Cagri Birogul
Focus Student
  • LV Supply
  • Wiring Harness

Suspension

Marc Seehofer
Head
Alexandre Hild
Focus Student
  • Wishbones
  • Wheel Packaging
  • Uprights
Alex Hönger
Focus Student
  • Springs/Dampers
  • ARB
Daniela Styger
Focus Student
  • Steering
  • Pedalbox
Pascal Schoppmann
Focus Student
  • Tyres
Stefan Rozek
Freelancer
  • Brakes
Johannes Aicher
Freelancer
  • Fastening Devices
Nick Bussmann
Freelancer
  • Brakes
Erol Gromig
Freelancer
  • Steering