Baja SAE is an intercollegiate engineering design competition. The goal is to design, build, test, and compete with a small offroad race car. The car is engineered completely by students in 5 subsections: cabin, suspension, brakes, drivetrain, and telemetry. At competition, cars are tested in several events including maneuverability, acceleration, a 4-hour endurance race, and a design presentation. This year’s Union Baja car was redesigned from the ground up to integrate an innovative 4WD system. This system uses right-angle gearboxes at both the front and rear ends, portal gearboxes at each wheel, and sprag clutch bearings inside the portals. This creates the effect of an active all-wheel drive system where the wheel with the most grip receives power from the engine. To accommodate this 4WD system, the suspension and brakes subsections needed to be redesigned. The portal gearboxes act as the suspension uprights and the mounting point for the brake calipers. In the cabin subsection, the steering rack was made much smaller to make room for the front right-angle gear box, and the carbon fiber seat was improved. The benefits of this design include increased speed when going downhill and increased traction at all times. This should give the Union car advantages, and the innovative design should perform well in the design presentation competition.