2015 Vehicle

2015 Team

Past Vehicles: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |

Current Vehicle:2016

Vehicle Overview

The 2014 vehicle was an evolution of last years vehicle. Featuring redesigned suspension components in the front and

Frame Design:
Retaining front bracing from 2014 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 data acquisition system was built and able to stream live data back to the paddock.

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

2014 Awards

Baja SAE UTEP

  • 3rd - Acceleration
  • 2nd - Cost

  • Baja SAE Kansas

  • 9th - Accelleration
  • 1st - Cost

  • Baja SAE Illinois

  • 1st - Sales Presentation
  • 2nd - Cost

  • Overall 2014

  • 9th- Mike Schmidt Iron Team