The TIM 05 demonstrates the possibilities of making a vehicle using environmentally sustainable components, weighing just 27kg and running on bio-ethanol fuel. The body is made of a sandwich of polystyrene and silk reinforced with carbon, and the chassis is made from unidirectional carbon and foam laminate.  Araldite 2011, a two component epoxy adhesive, was used to bond many details on the vehicle.

In the Shell Eco-marathon 2010, the TIM 05 was awarded the Technical Innovation prize and as a result of covering 3350km per litre of fuel, set a world record for a vehicle running on bio-ethanol.