Technical Specs

Key Data

The first Formula Student racing car of the TU Munich – the nb04/TA – was presented to the public on June 25, 2004. Prior to this, approx. 17 months of development and production time passed. The entire vehicle was designed in detail in the CAD system CATIA V5, in order to exclude as many problems as possible in advance. 

Mass (ready to drive) in kg
Power in ps



  • 600ccm motorcycle engine from Kawasaki ZX6R
  • Converted from carburetor to fuel injection 
  • Power: 70ps
  • Rated speed: 10500 rpm
    Torque: approx. 60Nm
  • Watercooled 

Vehicle body & Suspension

  • Steel frame chassis 
  • Outer skin made of GRP
  • Double wishbone with pushrod and stabiliser bar
  • Fox bicycle shock absorber – adjustable suspension system for better set-up
  • Motorsport spherical bearings



  • Sequential 6-speed motorcycle transmission
  • Cable chain drive shifted by Bowden 
  • Self-designed and manufactured differential with lamella lock
  • Self-developed cardan shafts

The nb04 is dedicated to

The nb04/TA is dedicated to our friend and designer of the outer skin – Tobias Anton – a core figure of the team. He lost his life in a plane crash on May 15, 2004.

Tobi Hang Loose – we will share every km with you

Season Recap nb04


Formula Student Event 2004 

11. Place out of 54
2. Best rookie team 
Best German-speaking Team in the Engineering Design Report 

German fun event Aschersleben

3. Place Overall