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Formula E's new concept car for 2018 looks incredible

Spark Racing Technologies reveal first renders of potential FE racer

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Spark Racing Technologies have announced they will continue to supply the cars for Formula E for the 2018/2019 season. Reason to be excited? They could - possibly - look a little like this.

For the fifth season of Formula E then, SRT will present the ‘SRT05e’ chassis, which has quite the job on its hands. First and foremost, the car will have to travel twice the distance of the current FE racer, which means no mid-race pit-stops.

It’s also meant to be much more powerful than the current cars. We’re promised a more efficient drivetrain and better aero, packaged into a lighter car. They’re still developing the chassis - in collaboration with Dallara - but concede that the battery will have to be heavier to accomodate the additional race distance.

“The new SRT05e represents considerable progress in the world of electric racing,” Spark tells us. We’ve not yet had any firmer details, but then it’s a way off.

The current cars pack around 200kW for qualifying, though that’s pegged to 170kW during the race. Fans can award a particular driver with 100kJ of energy for their second car, too.

Reckon you’d be more interested in FE if they looked like this? Thoughts below, please…

 

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