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The Vehicle Aerodynamics Students’ Academic Circle – 321 kilometres per one litre

The vehicle designed by the Vehicle Aerodynamics Students’ Academic Circle (pol. SKAP - Studenckie Koło Aerodynamiki Pojazdów) – Kropelka 2.0 (Droplet) – made 321,32 kilometres using only 1 litre of fuel, during the Shell Eco-marathon Challenger contest. WUT students took fourth place in the competition.

SKAP has been participating in the Shel Eco-marathon contest for years with their two vehicles: Kropelka and PAKS. PAKS took seventh place in London last May. This time Kropelka was competing.  

The Shell Eco-marathon Challenger contest was held in Le Mans, France from 23 to 25 of June 2017. It was a great opportunity for teams to test their vehicles and make some improvements, before Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018. Kropelka for the first time has finished the ride during the Shell Eco-marathon.  

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges the students from around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes further with the least amount of fuel.

The Vehicle Aerodynamics Students’ Academic Circle (pol. SKAP - Studenckie Koło Aerodynamiki Pojazdów) is a group of young engineers studying at Warsaw University of Technology, led by prof. Janusz Piechna.

The group focuses on vehicle aerodynamics and other fields related to the vehicle and machine design. SKAPs' biggest achievements (since its foundation in 2005) were related to an international contest called Shell Eco-marathon (SEM), where students from all around the world build their human-driven cars, aimed to reach the lowest possible fuel consumption.