Video: a closer look at the £1.3m, 200mph derestricted Formula E racer
Is this GenBeta car really the future of single-seater motorsport?
There’s nothing quite like a racing car that’s allowed to break the rules which govern it.
Enter the GenBeta – spun off the current Gen 3 racer, it’s a potential test bed for where Formula E goes next. Four-wheel drive, for starters. The front motor-generator, which is usually only on power harvesting duty, is allowed to contribute some grunt here, so thanks to an uprated battery this £1.3m one-off generates over 530bhp and gets off the line faster on softer, stickier tyres. Handy, when you want to shatter the indoor land speed world record.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. Look out for your regular round-up of news, reviews and offers in your inbox.
Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.