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A sneak preview into the future of motorsport
- Updated: January 30, 2018
After the most recent development in Formula E, it is safe to say that the world’s first all-electric racing series has taken yet another step into the future.
A brand new car was unveiled online on Tuesday, offering those who love their motorsport a tantalizing glimpse of what they can expect later this year.
With an ultramodern design and aggressive aesthetic, the second generation racer will boast of almost twice as much energy storage capacity and double the range.
In simpler terms, it would mean that drivers will now no longer need to have a mid-race car swap, as they have since the sport first took to race tracks in 2014.
“This car represents the future of racing,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E.
“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.”
A number of top designers and engineers were called in by FIA to work on the concept — the first time motorsport’s governing body has directly been involved in the creation of a car for this competition.
FIA president Jean Todt said that it was a “very exciting times for Formula E” and that the project had been a “huge success.”
“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,” said Todt.
“I’m very proud that the FIA has been at the forefront of this car’s development. It’s something new for the federation.
“I can’t wait to take the covers off the real car when it will be seen for the first time in Geneva.”
While full technical details are yet to be revealed, enthusiasts will soon find out all they need to know on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the car itself.
It is fair to say that the design has already captured the imagination of many, with a widespread claim that it looks a lot like the Batmobile.
“Kapow!! Straight outta Gotham,” posted the official Formula E account, with a knowing nod to the fictional home of the DC Comics character.
“Not sure if we will be racing or fighting the joker next year,” posted Team Andretti. “Either way, we are excited!”
“Formula E has rocked the motorsport boat,” tweeted 1996 Formula One world champion Damon Hill. “Look out F1”.
— Damon Hill (@HillF1) January 30, 2018