The steel space frame chassis was designed and then analysed using the Strand 7 Finite Element Analysis System. This ensured that the design of the chassis was strong enough to withstand a heavy impact but also as light as possible. Once built, the chassis was fitted with strain gauges to validate the analysis.
DUSC uses racing shock absorbers with a conventional double wishbone arrangement at the front and a trailing arm at the rear. Special brake calipers are used which retract to ensure there are no frictional losses when the brakes aren’t applied. Finishing the car off are a set of lightweight motorcycle wheels with high performance Michelin Solar Tyres fitted which greatly reduce rolling resistance.