Baja SAE 2011:

Prithvi 2.0 wins Raftar Award of 1 Lakhs INR for being the Lightest and the Fastest Vehicle in the competition

About the IIT Bombay Racing Team

We are a group of students from IIT Bombay who are united by our passion for engineering, and our desire to fulfil this dream. Our team shares a common goal of putting India on the world map of race/all terrain car manufacturers.

We started our journey in June 2007, when work on our first race car began. We participated in Formula SAE 2008, held in Michigan, USA, in May 2008. IIT Bombay was proud to be the only Indian team participating in the event.

Since its inception in 2008, IITB Racing has targeted excellence at the premier SAE Collegiate Design Competitions: Formula SAE (formula racecar competition) and Baja SAE (all-terrain vehicle competition). Inspired by the opportunity to work hands-on with automotive technology to design, manufacture and race a vehicle, over 100 students have been involved with IITB Racing, through its successful participation at 3 major competitions. 

In its very first year, IITB Racing’s formula car ‘Vayu’ won the SAE Perseverance award for the Best Rookie Team at the FSAE Michigan 2008 event, held at the Michigan International Speedway in May 2008.

The second vehicle ’Prithvi’, an all-terrain vehicle, won 5 awards (including Best Engineering Design and Maximum Acceleration) at the Baja SAE India 2009 event, held at NATRIP, Pithampur in January 2009

The 3rd vehicle ‘Agni’, a formula car, was the 2nd best Asian entry at the FSUK competition, held at the famous Silverstone Formula One Circuit, UK, in July 2009.

With 3 years of experience and growth, innovation and experimentation are the key drivers in the team, and we strive for excellence in our design and performance. With high expectations and confidence, IITB Racing is now looking forward to race its 4th vehicle at the Baja SAE India 2011 competition, to be held in January 2011 at Pithampur.
Our Achievements

Agni @ Silverstone UK

  • 2nd Position in Cost Report

  • 9th Position in Business Case Presentation

  • Highest Score amongst Indian Team

Prithvi @ BAJA SAE 2009

  • Best Engineering Design Award

  • 1st place in Acceleration

  • 1st in Top Speed

  • Best Team- On The Amplified Crests and Troughs of Pithampur Race Track

  • 2nd in Hill Climb and Cost Report

Vayu @ Michigan International Speedway

  • Perseverance Award

  • Best New Entrant Team

Prithvi 2.0 @ BAJA SAE 2011

  • Raftar Award

  • Lightest and the Fastest Vehicle





  • IITB Racing Freshmen Orientation, 3rd March 2011, 9.30 pm ME 201
  • Prithvi 2.0 crax Raftar Award in BAJA SAE 2011
  • Official Launch of Prithvi 2.0 :22nd Jan,2011, 3 PM @ PCSA
  • Testing complete
  • Car did an exhibition run at Techfest 2011

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