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Presentation of New Centaurus Team Racing Car

Volos 24/6/2017

The Student Group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Thessaly will present its new racing car at the port of Volos. Specifically, the event will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 21.00, at the port of Volos (in front of the Papastratos building).

The Centaurus team of the University of Thessaly was founded in October 2009 by 12 undergraduate students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The aim was to design and construct a racing car, aiming to participate in the world's largest contest for student engineers, Formula Student. Apart from the basic knowledge they had acquired from the School, the team started from scratch on this subject.

The scientific team leader is the Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Alexis Karmedides.

Its history includes three car models, Chiron, Nessus, the upgraded model of Nessus, Nessus R and Thireus. Some of its important moments are:

  • 1st Classified - Class 3
    Varano de'Melegari, September 2011, Italy
  • 3rd in Design event - Class 2
    Silverstone, July 2012, United Kingdom
  • 1st in Business Presentation
    4th in Cost Event -Class 1
    Varano de'Melegari, September 2013, Italy
  • 10th in Skidpad Event
    12th in Business Presentation
    -Class 1 Gyor, 21-24 August, Hungary
  • 19th in Skid Pad Event
    27th Classified
    -Class1 Formula Student Germany, Hockenheim 2015
  • 24th in Cost Event
    -Class1 Formula Student Germany, Hockenheim 2016
  • 10th Classified
    7th in Cost Event
    -Class 1 Gyor, Hungary


This year, the team is ready to compete on the Czech track with the upgraded model of its latest car, Thireus R with promises of high rankings!