Technical Specs

The second Formula Student racing car of the Technical University of Munich – the nb05 – was presented to the public on the 25.06.2005. Prior to that, about 12 months of development and production had flown into the car. Like its predecessor, the entire vehicle was designed in Catia V5. The car is about 89 kgs lighter than its predecessor.


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


Nominal power in hp

  • 600cc motorcycle engine (Kawasaki ZX6R) converted from carburetor to injection

  • Power approx. 86 DIN HP @ 10500 rpm

  • Torque: approx. 60Nm 
  • Dry sump lubrication
  • Throttle roller instead of throttle valve
  • Self-developed software for gathering the motor data during operation via WLAN

Vehicle body & Suspension


  • Tubular steel frame
  • Undertray out of Carbon fiber 
  • Structural analysis via finite element calculation in software programs
  • Weight: 27.5 kg
  • Torsional stiffness: 1900Nm/degree
nb05_ (3)
  • Suspension design with the help of ADAMS and our own software
  • Carbon fibre wishbone, screwed onto aluminium wheel carrier via bushings
  • Fox bicycle damper adjustable in rebound and compression stages
  • Determination of kinematic points by robots 
  • 4 disc brakes

Season Recap nb05


Formula Student Event Hockenheim 2005

Set a new World Record in Skidpad 
14. Place Overall due to the DNF in Endurance 

Aschersleben 2005

Fastest Lap in the endurance