Herakles Racing is the official BAJA Racing Team of the College of Engineering Trivandrum. The team was founded in 2017 and they design and fabricate All-Terrain Vehicles to take part in national BAJA collegiate competitions.
The team built its first Baja buggy SAF 1.0 in the year 2018 to participate in the FMAE BAJA 2018 conducted at Hyderabad by FMAE India (Fraternity of Mechanical and Automotive Engineers). They designed and built the entire vehicle from scratch. Even after many hurdles, the team performed well at the plateau tracks and proved its mettle in the cost and sales presentation. Though they could not place themselves on the top of the list they returned back rejuvenated.
In addition to the m-BAJA team (mechanical IC engine) an e-BAJA team (electrical-battery and motor) was also formed in 2019. They were able to secure All India Rank 7 in the Virtual round held at Chandigarh University.
The Fabrication of the second buggy SAF 2.0 started at the beginning of September 2018 and was completed by the end of January 2019. Since being unveiled in college on February 28, 2019, Herakles Racing has been through grueling tests of speed and endurance. Overall, the Team has been awarded the 9th rank in All-India-Rating. For a team attempting SAE BAJA for the first time, Herakles Racing has definitely unlocked great achievements.