Our project was established by the AUDI Hungaria Department for Internal Combustion Engines in cooperation with the Engine Development Department of AUDI Hungaria and the students of Széchenyi István University at the end of 2008. The SZEngine Engine Development Team is closely linked to a very specific and unique competition. Formula Student is a worldwide series of races where teams of university and college students are responsible for designing and building a single-seat formula-type racing car and then performing various static and dynamic races with it. Teams can choose from electric or internal combustion sources and, based on their choice, must design the entire car accordingly. The big disadvantage of the internal combustion engines available on the market is that they only comply with the competition rules and become usable after significant modifications. In contrast, our team develops a special, innovative engine optimized for the strict rules of the competition, thus uniquely connecting to the series. The team focus on the development of single-cylinder internal combustion engine concepts, because this design has the best power-to-weight ratio and the most favorable consumption.

Our goal is to develop and manufacture a race engine for Formula Student teams optimized for the rules of Formula Student. Simultaneously our goal is to ensure the practice-oriented training for engineering, economic and judiciary students, who can gain great advantage on the job market, with acquired skills in the SZEngine team.

The first huge milestone of the life of the team was the engine roll-out show in November, 2012, when our first self – developed, unique, single cylinder race engine, the EVO 1 was assembled and presented. Later that our team managed to enter into a higher gear, so the second generation race engine, the EVO 2 was presented to the public in November, 2013. The development process of our 3rd generation engine, the EVO 3 takes less than one year. The roll-out show of this engine was held in December, 2014. It was more specific than the previous years, because we managed to mount the engine to our test car, so the engine was presented in a rolling car, causing a great surprise. After the engine roll-out, several test were run on tarmac and roller dyno. With the results of tests the design and manufacturing process of EVO 4 was started. The engine was assembled in the autumn of 2015 and we managed to take many test hours into the engine on our self – developed test bench. We presented the engine to the public in December, 2015, when we also had a surprise, because the measurement data of the engine was presente. Thanks to the cooperation established in 2016, we can participate in the competition series together with the other Formula Student team of Széchenyi István University, the Arrabona Racing Team, so our engines can be tested even in a live competition situation. In 2017, we introduced the EVO5 generation, which is based on the previous generation, yet it has undergone serious transformations. The following year, we introduced the engine, named EVO6, whose development focused on thermodynamics. In 2018, we got closer to one of our goals, because in addition to the Arrabona Racing Team, we collaborated with the newly formed CV team of the Budapest University of Technology, BME Motorsport. As we provided power unit for not one but two teams for the 2019 race season, instead of completely new developments, we focused on further developing the EVO6 design to create a reliable and efficient engine design that was named EVO6+. With the two teams in mind, it had to be designed to fit both cars.








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E-mail: info@szengine.huPhone: +36/96-613-761
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Lilla, Lugosi

Head of Association, Deputy team manager E-mail: lilla.lugosi@szengine.hu Phone: +36 20 230 2000

Hajas, Balázs

Team Leader E-mail: balazs.hajas@szengine.huPhone: +36 20 203 8537
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