Technical Specs

Key Data

The third Formula Student ryacing car of the TU Munich – the nb06 – was presented to the public on 01.06.2006. The team designed the entire vehicle in Catia V5 as a DMU in approx. 10 months of development and production time and converted it 1:1 into reality.
Not for nothing the nb06 won the TÜV SÜD Award for “Best Quality Engineered Car” and the 2nd place in the Design Finals.

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


Nominal power in hp
  • 600ccm motorcycle engine
     from Kawasaki ZX6R
  • Power ca 86 DIN hp at 12.000rpm 
  • Torque: ca. 62Nm at 10.000U/min
  • Self-developed engine management system
  • Conversion from carburetor to fuel injector
  • Modified dry sump lubrication
  • Throttle roller instead of throttle valve
  • CFD optimized CFK airbox

Propulsion System

  • Sequential 6-gear motorcycle transmission
  • Pneumatic gear shifting
  • Self-designed and manufactured differential:
    TUfast VarioLoc
  • Chain drive


  • Hand-laminated CFRP monocoque
  • Aluminum honeycomb and special plastic
     as sandwich material
  • FEM calculation of torsional stiffness
  • Weight: 28 kg

Suspension & Drivetrain

  • Double wishbone wheel suspension
  • Suspension design with the help of ADAMS and own software
  • Carbon fiber control arms bolted to aluminum
    wheel carriers via bushings
  • Two-piece wheel carrier with stiffness-optimized internal geometry
  • Cane Creek Double Barrel damper adjustable in rebound and compression stages
  • Kinematic points precisely positioned by reworking the MC
  • Brembo disc brake system

Season Recap nb06


Formula Student Event 2006

7. Place in Skidpad
8. Place in Engineering Design 
22. Place Overall


Formula SAE- Australasia 

3. Place in the Design Final
6. Place Overall 


Formula Student Germany 2006

TÜV SÜD Award ”Best Quality Engineered Car”
2. Place in Engineering Design Finals 
2. Place Skidpad 
4. Place fastest lap in the Autocross 
5. Place in the business plan 
17. Place Overall