Technical Specs

Key Data

The nb012 continues the TUfast tradition as the ninth Formula Student racing car of the TU Munich. In designing the vehicle, special attention has been paid to finding the optimal balance between optimizing proven concepts while applying innovative technology to maximize the nb012’s performance. For the second time in TUfast history, the nb012 has a direct electric drive sister vehicle, the eb012.

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


Nominal power in kW


  • 599 cc motorcycle engine
    (Kawasaki ZX600P)
  • Power: ca.68 kW at 10500 RPM
  • Torque: ca. 62 Nm at 8000 RPM
  • MoTeC M800 engine control unit
    In-house developed dry sump lubrication with CFK oil tank
  • Titanium exhaust system
  • Variable intake system

Monocoque & Aerodynamics


  • Aerodynamic underbody with channels and diffuser
  • CFD optimized geometry
  • Wind tunnel validated


  • Hand-laminated CFRP monocoque
  • Aluminum honeycomb as sandwich material
  • Optimization of the layer structure by means of FEM
  • Modular shape without finishing
  • Weight: 14.8kg incl. roll hoops
  • Fixed CFRP seat    

Suspension & Drivetrain


  • Double wishbone pullrod wheel suspension
  • 4-way adjustable Sachs dampers
  • ISR disc brake system with 4-piston calipers front and rear
  • Electro-pneumatic gear shift with paddle shifters on steering wheel
  • Chain drive on Drexler multi-disc locking differential 
  • Titanium differential holder
  • Sequential 4-speed transmission with modified gear sequence

Season Recap nb012


Formula Student Germany 2012

2. Place Overall 

Formula Student UK 2012

1. Place Overall 

Formula Student Austria 2012

3. Place Overall