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Team KNOx IIT Roorkee is the official off-road racing team of IITR. Team KNOx is a group of enthusiasts who design and fabricate an off-road vehicle and participate in National level competitions like BAJA SAE India and BAJA Students India.

Team KNOx provides a big platform to all the creative people who starve to work out of the box.

About The Competition (BAJA SAE) :

Baja SAE is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from universities all over the world design and build small off-road cars.

The goal in Baja SAE racing is to design, build and race off-road vehicles that can withstand the harshest elements of rough terrain.

  • Organized annually since 2007 by SAE India at NATRIP, Pithampur (Near Indore, M.P.)
  • The event witnesses a participation of over 400 teams from various engineering colleges including many of the IITs, NITs all across India.

Various Vehicle Evaluation events @ BAJA SAE

  • Static Events: Comprise of Design Evaluation, Cost Evaluation and Sales Presentation.
  • Dynamic Events: Comprise of various tests including Braking, Figure of 8  test, Acceleration, Maneuverability, Hill Climb, Suspension traction and Endurance race.









Team structure

The team is divided into various departments of specialised disciplines of Automotive Engineering:

  • Powertrain
  • Suspension
  • Wheel Assembly
  • CAE
  • Braking and Steering
  • Marketing

     We work in a workshop situated in Mechanical & Industrial Department (west block).


Previous participations

        Knox - 2010           








        Blaze - 2011









        Black Pearl – 2012









        Thunderstream – 2013









        Bruizer - 2014









        Sultan - 2016









        MK-1 - 2018









  • 2nd place among 326 teams in CAE category (awarded by ANSYS Inc.) in 2013.
  • Overall rank 10 among 280 teams in 2011 i.e. a top 10 finish in the second year of participation.
  • Overall rank 13 among 288 teams in 2012 and no. 1 among IITs.
  • Incorporation of fully customised and self designed assemblies.
  • We also have a couple of patents pending.
  • Achieved #7 Rank in Design Section in Virtuals Round (1st among all IITs) in 2017.
  • Team KNOx qualified with its personal best, scoring a total of 172.4 points out of 200 in 2017.

Future Endeavour: BAJA SAE 2019

  • The design phase of the vehicle is almost complete.
  • We have started the manufacturing of our vehicle and are also focusing on gathering funds to support our project.

Proposed design for BAJA SAE 2019 :











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