See how far we have come
The Missouri S&T Baja SAE design team has risen to many design challenges over the years. From amphibious vehicles to the newest four-wheel drive requirement, the team has learned to adapt and innovate with each car.
Featured below are highlights of the Baja team’s cars over the years.
Kermit – 2017-2020
Frankenstein “Frank” 2016-2017
More info coming soon
Car of the year 2009; #77
Unfortunately few images of the team’s 2009 car exist. However some of the key construction elements and competition performance records have been preserved.
Some of the car’s notable features included:
- 4130 “Chromoly” chassis
- Front and rear parallel unequal length A-Arms w/ Fox Shocks
- 6 speed sequential shift gearbox
- Standard 10HP Briggs and Stratton Model 20 engine
- TracTech Detroit Locker Differential in custom aluminum case
- ITP 10″ aluminum racing wheels; Swamp Fox tires
- Rack and pinion steering w/ 1.5 turns lock-to-lock
- Tilton Hydraulic Brakes
- Kirkey aluminum seat with 5pt. racing harness
Weight: approx 500 lbs.
Max speed: approx 35 m.p.h.
Suspension travel: 12″ front / 11″ rear
Awards/Placing at the Opelika, Alabama 2009 competition
Out of 101 registered teams, S&T placed:
31st in Endurance
44th in Cost
45th in Overall Design
Car of the year 2008; #87 and #26
The team’s 2008 car participated in two competitions – one in Peoria, IL and one in Cookville, TN. One main feature of the 2008 car was its amphibious abilities, as one aspect of the competition was driving through a body of water.
Awards/Placing at the Peoria, Illinois 2008 competition
Out of 115 registered teams, S&T placed:
64th in Endurance
65th in Hill Climb
49th in Land Maneuverability
77th in Acceleration
Overall place: 61st
Awards/Placing at the Cookville, Tennessee 2008 competition
Out of 93 registered teams, S&T placed:
48 in Endurance
61st in Water Maneuverability
61st in Land Maneuverability
61st in Acceleration
Overall place: 61st