The Tatuus USF-17 is the official car of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the first step on the Road to Indy ladder. An early home of most of IndyCar’s current generation of stars, the current USF2000 car equips drivers with 175 horsepower as they make the transition from karts or other developmental forms of racing. Sharing a common chassis with other levels of the Road to Indy, the car features certain areas that can be upgraded as drivers progress through the ranks, providing a massive cost savings for teams and allowing drivers to get intimately familiar with the nuances of open-wheel racing without having to repeatedly adapt to totally different machinery.
Full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque manufactured by Tatuus Racing meeting current FIA F4 safety standards, including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures, HANS-compliant IndyCar head restraint, front and rear wheel tethers, upgraded uprights, and upgraded front bulkhead structure for USA specific oval racing circuits.
Mazda developed 2-litre MZR (175 HP) prepared by Elite Engines, with maximum torque of 160 Ft. Lbs., utilizing a fly by wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system.
Bodywork and Aerodynamics
Unique USF2000 side pods and engine cover, carbon composite diffuser, adjustable twin element rear wing and single plane carbon fiber front wing and USF2000 specific front and rear endplates. All bodywork carbon fiber construction.
American Racing forged Technomesh mono-block alloy wheels, 13 X 8 and 13 X 10 sizes (front & rear).
Dry and wet tires to USF2000 specification supplied by Cooper Tires.
Performance Friction Brakes ZR24 4-piston monobloc caliper with 274.0mm discs on both the front and rear axles. Driver adjustable brake bias.
Cosworth CFW277 with integrated dash and gear change paddles
Cosworth Omega L2 Plus Data Logger linked via CAN to Cosworth SQ6 ECU and GCU. Option to upgrade to Pro Mazda data system, Omega Pro, at added cost.
Sadev SL75 six-speed sequential transmission fitted with optimized USF2000 gear ratio set controlled by a Magnetti Marelli gearshift system.
Twin wishbone suspension with pushrod actuation to Dynamic Suspension 1640 three-way adjustable dampers and a range of adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars. Springs provided by Hyperco, with six spring rates available, interchangeable for front and rear axles. Upgraded front and rear uprights for USA specific oval racing. Ride-height, camber and toe adjustment on both axles with roll center, anti-squat and anti-dive adjustments on rear axle.
Premier Fuel Systems 40 liter FT3 fuel cell with internal high pressure pump and filters.
Fully integrated electronic FIA approved fire extinguisher system.
Engine Control Unit
Cosworth SQ6 including integrated engine and gearshift control systems.
Wheelbase: 2750 mm
Front Track: 1560 mm
Rear Track: 1510 mm
Weight: 500 kg (less driver and fuel)