2013 Vehicle

2013 Team

Past Vehicles: 2012
Current Vehicle: 2014

Vehicle Overview

The 2013 vehicle built upon the success of years of design iteration with the addition of ambitious perfromance modifications. Key features to note are:

Frame Design:
Retaining front bracing from 2012 allowed for increased design flexibility, serviceability, and a more aggressive appearance. Complex bends, especially in the rear frame, aided in assembly simplicity.

Drive Train:
Once again, UMBC Racing undertook the production of our own custom CVT system specifically designed for a mini-baja vehicle. With a complete primary redesign over 2012 and continued optimization of the secondary, UMBC Racing competed in the 2013 season with the lightest CVT for this application.

Suspension:
The 2013 vehicle makes a statement as it rolls along with massive 25" tires. Coupled with extensive testing time and 15" of wheel travel all-around, this suspension system is ready to take on almost any obstacle.

Ergonomics:
An adjustable pedal assembly was implemented in order to fit users of almost any size.
Data Acquisition:
A custom instrument panel and data acquisition system was built allowing the driver to monitor vital vehicle statistics in real-time as well as log vehicle data for tuning purposes.

Aesthetics:
The 2013 vehicle was UMBC Racing's first attempt at completely fiberglass body panels.

2013 Awards

Baja SAE Tennessee

  • 3rd - Acceleration
  • 2nd - Cost
  • 4th - Overall Design

  • Baja SAE Washington

  • 8th - Hill Climb
  • 3rd - Cost
  • 1st - Overall Design
    (First ever perfect score)
  • 8th- Overall

  • Baja SAE Rochester

  • 5th - Hill Climb
  • 3rd- Cost
  • 1st- Overall Design
  • 7th- Overall

  • Overall 2013

  • 6th- Mike Schmidt Iron Team