FR-15T electrical system

The car’s electronics this year have been designed in such a way that they can be fully integrated with the mechanics: the drivers do not have to manage any electronic equipment, in fact all systems act only based on the parameters coming from the almost 30 sensors on the car, without the need for human intervention.

The most interesting developments concern the semi-active differential control, designed entirely by the team, which is electronically controlled. It is able to detect the slippage of the inside wheel during a curve trajectory, going to intervene on the percentage of locking of the differential to distribute the power to the wheels, thus increasing the traction of the car, in a completely autonomous manner. This system allows great agility and road holding with a significant improvement in dynamics, impossible to achieve with a normal self-locking differential or a classic open differential. In addition, this system earned the team the Lamborghini award for the best active system on the car, received at the Varano event in September.

Other control units have also been developed and designed to regulate the fan speed (intercooler and water cooling) and the oil pump for turbo lubrication. These were developed to monitor the data coming from the various sensors and act accordingly. They are in fact able to acquire, among others, the battery voltage: in a discharged situation, the control units deactivate some fans or reduce their power so as not to aggravate the situation and facilitate recharging, and then reactivate them when possible.

Not only are the electronics independent of the rider, but they try to blend in with the mechanics: the electrical system has been designed to be as inconspicuous as possible; all the cables are covered with a special braid which has a texture very similar to that of the tubes used in the engine area. This allows easy integration so as not to spoil the aesthetic harmony of the machine with coloured wires or adhesive tape.