Formula E has revealed the new car teams will use from the fifth running of the championship which begins later this year.
The striking new look includes a ring of lighting around the FIA-mandated halo cockpit protection device, a huge rear diffuser and LMP1-inspired coverage of the front wheels. This means that drivers will be able to complete a full race distance using a single car. The batteries, produced by McLaren Applied Technologies, will increase in capacity from 28kWh to 54kWh.
“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 mould and challenge the status quo – bringing a revolution to motorsport. This next generation car represents that revolution.”
FIA President Jean Todt commented: “Today we show for the first time the design of the next FIA Formula E Championship’s 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. I can’t wait to take the covers off the real car when it will be seen for the first time in Geneva on March 6.”
The car was revealed digitally on Tuesday ahead of a physical launched planned for the Geneva Motor Show in March.