Technical Specs

Key Data

The eighth Formula Student racing car of the TU Munich – the nb011 – was presented to the public on 21.06.2011. Since the beginning of the winter semester, it has been developed, constructed and then manufactured in the spring.

Mass (ready to drive) in kg
Maximum speed in km/h
Acceleration from 0-100km/h


Nominal power in hp
  • 599cc motorcycle engine (Kawasaki ZX6R Bj. 2008)
  • Performance approx. 68 KW @ 10,500 rpm (limited by 20mm restrictor)
  • Torque: approx. 62Nm @ 9,000 rpm
  • MoTeC M800 engine control unit
  • In-house developed dry sump lubrication
  • Titanium exhaust system
  • Launch control
  • Traction control

Chassis & Aerodynamics

                                       Chassis & Ergonomics

  • Hand laminated CFRP monocoque
  • Aluminum honeycombs as sandwich material
  • Optimization of the layer structure through FEM
  • Weight: 16.5 kg incl. all roll hoops
  • Design for high torsional stiffness with minimal weight


  • Front wing 
  • Removable diffuser
  • CFD optimized geometry
  • On-track tests for validation

Suspension & Vehicle dynamics

  • Double wishbone Pullrod suspension
  • Suspension design with the help of ADAMS, Optimum K and own software
  • Carbon fiber tube wishbones with glued-in, milled aluminum ends
  • One-piece milled aluminum wheel package
  • Quadruple adjustable Sachs Racing damper
  • Kinematic points precisely positioned by reworking the monocoque and 3D measurement on the rear of the car
  • Self-designed and manufactured CFRP rims 
  • ISR disc brake system with 4-piston calipers on the front axle and 2-piston calipers on the rear axle

    Vehicle Dynamics Control:

  • Slip control, Torque vectoring
  • Self-developed simulations and tools (lap time, multi-body, HiL, SiL, MiL, YMD, …)


  • 2x high-speed CAN bus
  • MoTeC ADL3 data logger and driver display
  • Three-part wiring harness (own development)
  • Tire temperature sensors, current sensors, strain gauges, ride-height sensors, and much more.
  • Efficient battery management
  • In-house developed steering wheel control unit for controlling various functions (e.g. Traction control)

Season Recap nb011


Formula Student Silver Stone 2011

2. Place Overall
1. Place Skidpad 
2. Place Autocross

Formula Student Germany 2011

2. Place Overall 
2. Place Engineering Design 
2. Place Autocross
2. Place Endurance 

Formula Student Austria 2011

3. Place Overall 
2. Place Skidpad 
3. Place Endurance 

Formula Student Michigan 2012

4. Place Overall