Formula E and the FIA released the first digital images of its Gen2 car, the next-generation fully-electric racecar that the series will use for the next three seasons.
The new car – the first to be created by the FIA for motorsport – will have almost double the energy storage capacity and range, eliminating the need for drivers to make a mid-race car swap. The spec parts will be homologated and built by the series’ competing manufacturers to house their powertrain.
“This car represents the future of racing,” said Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag. “When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mold and challenge the status quo – bringing a revolution to motorsport. This next generation car represents that revolution. The cars will be faster and will have almost double the amount of energy storage capacity and double the range, demonstrating the continuous evolution of battery technology.
“Together with the FIA, we’ve achieved a great milestone with the introduction of this car and I can’t wait to see it on track.”
The new Spark chassis, which replaces the SRT_01E that ushered in the all-electric championship in 2013, will be introduced for the 2018/2019 season. Aerodynamic changes include a wider nose leading down to a back-swept front wing, an angled rear wing and a halo.
“These are very exciting times for Formula E,” FIA President Jean Todt said. “Today we show for the first time the design of the next generation car, and I’m sure that everyone will be very excited by how futuristic and advanced it is. I’m very proud that the FIA has been at the forefront of this car’s development, it’s something new for the Federation, and the project has been a huge success.”
The Gen2 car model and its technical specifications will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
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