The Tatuus USF-17 is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque meeting current FIA 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. The equipment package with upgrades in 2021 and 2022 will remain in competition for at least six more seasons through 2026.
TOP SPEED: 140+ mph
WEIGHT: 1102 lbs/500 kg Length: 108 inches/2743 mm
WIDTH: 61 inches/1549 mm
TRANSMISSION: Six-speed sequential
ENGINE: 2.0-liter MZR-PM18A (175HP) powerplant prepared by Elite Engines with a maximum torque of 160 ft. lbs., utilizing a fly-by-wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system
WHEELS: Motegi Racing forged Technomesh mono-block alloy wheels, 13” x 8” front and 13” x 10” rear.
TIRES: Thirteen-inch slick and rain tires co-branded COOPER/USF2000 as manufactured by Cooper Tires.
FUEL: VP Racing Fuels is the Official Fuel of USF2000.
SERIES: The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship debuted in 2010 and is a continuation of the highly regarded USF2000 series which ran from 1990 through 2006, launching the careers of many of today’s top drivers. Sanctioned by IndyCar, the series is the first official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires - a clearly defined path to reach the top echelons of the sport. In addition to providing a vital training ground for rising stars, the series champion will earn a scholarship package to advance to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the next step on the ladder system.