2016 Vehicle

2016 Team

Past Vehicles: 2012|2013|2014|2015

Vehicle Overview

The 2016 vehicle was a redesign of last years vehicle. Featuring entirely new components and designs.

Frame Design:
Retaining front bracing from 2015 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 2015 and continued optimization of the secondary, UMBC Racing competed in the 2016 season with the lightest CVT for this application.

Suspension:
The 2016 vehicle makes a statement as it rolls along with massive 26" 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 collect data in order to both validate our designs and .

Aerodynamics:
The 2016 vehicle features newly designed body panels and a firewall with a shallower angle to improve overall aerodynamics.

2016 Awards

Baja SAE Tennessee Tech

  • 9th - Design Evaluation
  • 7th - Cost Event
  • 10th - Sled Pull
  • 23rd Overall

  • Baja SAE California

  • 7th - Cost Event
  • 11th - Manuverability

  • Baja SAE Rochester

  • 12th - Sales Presentation
  • 12th - Manuverability

  • Overall 2016

  • 19th- Overall