Building upon their previous year of experience, MIT Motorsports came to the 2004 competition with a dramatically improved vehicle. The adoption of 13" wheels and an integrated chassis design helped improve packaging and ergonomics. A carbon fiber intake and all-aluminum differential housing demonstrated the team's improvements in manufacturing and design skills. The team scored points in every event, a feat accomplished by only 39 teams. MIT finished 41st overall out of 134 teams, a 56 place improvement from 2003. The car still used a CBR600f4i Honda engine and proved its ability in competition, providing a glimpse of the quality and innovation that will characterize future MIT Motorsports vehicles.