Technical Specs

Key Data

The sixth Formula Student racing car of the TU Munich – the nb09 – was presented to the public on 05/14/2009.

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


Nominal power in hp

  • 599cc motorcycle engine from the Kawasaki ZX6R built in 2008
  • Performance approx. 67 kW @ 12,000 rpm 
  • Torque:  60Nm @ 10,000rpm
  • Mototec M800 engine control unit
  • In-house developed dry sump lubrication
  • Flow-optimized, balanced CFRP Airbox


  • Infusion, hand-laminated CFRP monocoque
  • Thermoformable foam as sandwich material
  • FEM optimization of the structure
  • Weight: 17 kg
  • Design for high torsional stiffness

Suspension & Drivetrain

  • Double wishbone Pullrod suspension
  • Chassis 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 carrier with stiffness-optimized geometry
  • Cane Creek damper adjustable four times in tensile and pressure stages
  • Kinematic points precisely positioned by reworking the monocoque
  • Self-designed and manufactured CFRP rims 
  • ISR disc brake system with one-piece 4-piston brake calipers
  • In-house developed, sequential 3-speed transmission with optimized gradation
  • Pneumatic shifting and hydraulic clutch actuation on the steering wheel
  • Chain drive on locking differential 
  • Self-designed and manufactured CFRP drive shafts


  • High-speed CAN Bus
  • Motec M800 Engine Management System
  • Motec ADL3 data logger with telemetry and driver display
  • Completely modular wiring harness (in-consolidation)
  • Sensor technology for test operation:
    Travel sensors, gyro platform, floating angle sensor, IR tire temperature sensors, strain gauges on the chassis struts for determining forces and stiffness
  • In-house developed steering wheel control unit with display

Season Recap nb09


Formula Student Germany 2009

4. Place Overall 
3. Place Engineering Design 
3. Place Endurance 

Formula Student Silver Stone 2009

4. Place Autocross

Formula Student Michigan 2010

7. Place Overall 
5. Place Autocross