2023: 19XT

The 19XT continued the success seen with the 18XT, achieving back-to-back 10th place finishes against 150+ different teams.  With custom torque limiter, inboard front brakes, and the addition of the new Kholer Engine requirement, the team instituted a rigorous industry-like design process to optimize both the car’s design and the team’s design cycle.  This resulted in a car finished months earlier than previous years, allowing for more than 30 hours of system-level testing and driver training, which showed in competition results.  We’re excited to see the 19XT perform in Ohio in the fall!



2 consecutive top-10 finishes

3rd place in design presentation

8th place Hill Climb


80+ miles driven in Endurance races (with Ohio still to come)


2022: 18XT

The 18XT built upon the team’s previous 4WD vehicles to decrease weight while increasing performance, durability, and maneuverability! It features a novel overrunning front differential and an electronic shifter. The team completed more testing and validation than ever before, proof testing on-car components, while pushing others beyond their limits to analyze their failure modes. Reestablishing our position as a top 10 team in the world, it was clear that our hard work paid off!<



8th place Overall

1st place in design presentation

8th place in sled pull

44 Endurance laps in Arizona

Successfully completed Tennesse suspension and traction course

Received +100 bonus points overall for use of 4WD system


2021: 17XT

The 17XT was the team’s 2nd iteration of their 4WD system and got to compete in the Louisville, Kentucky event! With a brand new custom front differential and anti roll bar, the 17XT’s traction and maneuverability performance was a hugely improved. The 17XT was the JHU Baja’s first 4WD car to go through technical inspection and pass 4WD check at competition –  a huge step for the team!



4th place in sales presentation


17th place in maneuverability

Received +100 bonus points overall for use of 4WD system



2020: 16XT

As JHU Baja’s very first 4WD vehicle, the 16XT marks a turning point in the team’s history. Due to the 2020 dynamic competitions being cancelled, the team didn’t get a chance to see the 16XT perform, but the robust design was outfitted with a data acquisition system and put to the test during multiple drive days. 

2019: 15x - Alfred

The team made landmark progress this year by taking home 8th Place Overall in California and joining the ranks of the 11x as a top-ten car! Some of the key features of the 15x included more durable, manufacturable components and putting a stronger emphasis on testing.

California: 8th Place Overall (3rd Place In Sales)

2018: 14x - Bernard

2017: 13x - Ulysses

2016: 12x - Hector

2015: 11X

2014: X10

2013: 910

2012: 810

2011: 710

2010: 610

2009: 510

2008: 410

2007: 310

2006: 210

2005: 110

2004: Original Team