CMU Baja Car

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja is a Collegiate Design Series, which requires teams from universities around the world to engineer, fabricate, and compete in the development of a single passenger oFf-road vehicle.  The SAE Baja Team is a real-world manufacturing project that relies on not only engineering and technology, but also logistics and marketing.  

Each team's goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle.  Along with the build process, each team must make their vehicle reliable, servicable, ergonomic, and economical to produce.  This vehicle should be able to be produced at a size of approximately 4000 units per year.  The vehicle should aspire to market-leading performance in terms of speed, handling, ride, and ruggedness over various off-road conditions.  Each vehicle is judged upon these attributes coupled with a four-hour endurance race.  

Chippewa Performance challenges its members to go beyond the classroom by thinking creatively and developing time management, communication, and leadership skills.  Our members gain hands-on, real-world experience in the discipline of manufacturing.  This gives Chippewa Performance's members a unique experinence that prepares them for work at industry-leading companies.​​​​​​