Our Baja SAE team is known as a perennial powerhouse at competitions, finishing among the top twenty teams for the past four years. Our proudest moment came in April 2017, when we took 4th place at Baja SAE California. We continue to focus on building a simple, reliable vehicle, making calculated improvements to what has been a very successful platform in recent years.

I really love how our team dynamic is like a family. We are able to work effectively with each other to get the job done, but we also take time to relax and spend time with each other outside of the work setting.
— ROBYN RIBET, Baja Team Manager
 

current goals

We just finished build week and will continue manufacturing throughout winter quarter.

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competition results

BAJA SAE CALIFORNIA 2017
4th place| Overall

BAJA SAE OREGON 2015
5th place | Overall

BAJA SAE TEXAS LINCOLN 2014
9th place | Overall

BAJA SAE WASHINGTON 2013
12th place | Overall


 

THE VEHICLE

This rear wheel drive vehicle has a turning radius of  just under 6 feet, a top speed of 38 miles per hour, and is capable of safely and reliably overcoming tough terrain. It features a unique five link suspension, Fox Float air shocks, a 10HP OHV Intek Model 19 engine - generously provided to all teams by Briggs and Stratton - a fine-tuned continuously variable transmission, high impact custom composite body panels and skid plates, and a custom built high efficiency gearbox.

I’d say my favorite part of the car is the chassis because I like how it integrates all other subsystems back into the vehicle.
— JUNIOR GONZALEZ, Baja Team Lead
 
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Everyone this year had a great time working on [the chassis], and once we got it done I let everyone write their names on it and climb on it which is pretty satisfying. ALSO chassis squad consistently had the best music during build week! I want to add that this year’s chassis team was awesome to work with and I love them all!
— JESSALYN BERNICK, Baja Chassis Lead
Baja has shaped my undergraduate studies here at Cal Poly. Not only does it provide me with great experience in all aspects of engineering, but it gives me the opportunity to work with brilliant students who have become my friends. My fellow teammates motivate me to push my limits and become a better engineer.
— SAMMY TRAN, Baja Gearbox Lead