NYU Motorsports

  • A dynamic team of engineers, creators, and leaders who design and build the best off-road vehicles in NYC to compete against other universities.


A car riding on the dirt and a few people standing next to it

The goal of NYU Motorsports is the bring together a group of creative and curious individuals to design and build the best off-road racing machine. The design of the vehicle incorporates a combination of fundamental engineering theories, student experiences, as well as advanced concepts geared specifically towards automotive engineering. In addition to engineering, we also have a dedicated operations team whose goal is to make our presence known to the school, other competitors, and corporations. They aim to maintain our strong social media platform, connect with other SAE teams, and help shed some light on the automotive engineering happening in New York. 


Methods & Technologies

Fundamental engineering theories

  • Statics and Dynamics 
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Design 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer 

Engineering Technologies 

  • Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks)
  • Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS)
  • Lotus Suspension Analysis 
  • Fabrication Methods (welding, sheet metal, carbon fiber)
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting


  • Adobe Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • MS Office

If you want to support our team, please consider donating to our NYU fundraising campaign by clicking the button below.


  • Suspension & Steering
  • Drivetrain & Braking
  • Frame & Ergonomics
  • Composites
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Business & Outreach
  • Treasury & Documentation
  • Media

Areas of Interest

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive knowledge and/or design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science
  • All disciplines are welcome


  • NYU Makerspace
  • Solidworks
  • TEKTON Tools
  • VR3 Engineering
  • KIND
  • Altium

Faculty Advisor

Student Leadership

  • Bharti Kakkar
  • Email: bharti.kakkar@nyu.edu
  • Senthia Ahmed
  • Email: senthia.ahmed@nyu.edu
  • Haden Misra
  • Email: hrm347@nyu.edu
  • Natalia Ladino
  • Email: nl2161@nyu.edu