Who We Are
Longhorn Racing is the collegiate chapter of SAE International at UT Austin, where each of our three teams design, build, and a race a formula-style race car each year to compete in some of the largest international design competitions in the world with over 80 universities. Longhorn Racing provides students with invaluable opportunities of hands-on experience, as well as a chance to build professional skills and relationships for future careers in engineering.
The 2022 Competition season was Longhorn Racing's most successful! The Electric and Combustion Team competed at FSAE Michigan and the Solar team competed at American Solar Challenge. The Combustion placed in the top 10 overall at FSAE Michigan and completed the endurance race, marking the team’s highest result since 1984, while the Electric team placed 7th overall, finishing the endurance race on the podium and bringing home the first hardware in Electric’s history. The Solar team competed at the American Solar Challenge in Kansas with their first new vehicle since 2013!
What We’re Fundraising For
Your support will help build this enriching program to be the best it can possibly be. With your help, members of Longhorn Racing will be able to turn the designs they’ve worked so hard on into reality. Members on each of our three teams— combustion vehicle, electric vehicle, and solar vehicle-- work tirelessly to design and manufacture entire vehicles from the ground up, building over 80% of each car in our on-campus machine shops. However, this feat is only possible through the donations we receive. This year, your contribution will go directly to designing and building our three 2023 vehicles for Formula SAE and Formula Sun Grand Prix this summer.
Your generosity gives our teams the opportunity to build high quality vehicles in a constructive environment. Any gift goes directly to the manufacturing of our cars, in the form of quality materials and state-of-the-art tools. This helps our teams to not only make exceptional cars, but also to build skilled and experienced engineers.
Additionally, Longhorn Racing is proud to be active in our many outreach programs, including the Formula 1 US Grand Prix, Girl Day at UT, ExploreUT, and AWIM. Connecting with kids and their families through our passion of engineering is something we feel lucky to participate in, which is why we hope to continue to provide high quality and fun activities for participants with your generous donations.