HydraCross by Josh Gadomski, Canada

2017: Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.


Josh Gadomski
Ontario, Canada
Humber College


Intention – To push the envelope, creative and innovative, to help drivers and teams win the world’s greatest race.

What is Le Mans? – The 24 Hour of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France. It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency.”

What is Hydracross? – Hydracross is a hydrazine powered LMP car. It utilizes a scoop/wing life body to help control the air movement around the car, creating the downforce that the car needs to stay on the ground, without having to add extra spoilers and diffusers. This decreases the overall weight + the amount of add ons needed to keep the car on the ground. Negative camber is incorporated into the design, allowing for increased stability when in the corner sections. The cab or the driver is also designed to break away from the rest of the vehicle in a serious crash in order to keep the driver safe and intact.

Why Hydrazine? – Since hydrazine is quite stable at high pressure and ambient temperature, the shelf life of a hydrazine engines is high, and the liquid state of the hydrazine water mixture makes its storage very compact, which is perfect for keeping the form minimal. It also produces an extreme amount of power.