Here's the news of the official release of the Gen 2 Formula E car
Formula E wrote:With a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph) and the ability to travel double the distance of our current car, the Gen2 car means there's no need for a mid-race car swap from Season Five onwards.
Here's are the specifications:
- 5160 mm
- 1770 mm
- 1050 mm
- 1553 mm
- 1505 mm
- 75 mm (max)
- 3100 mm
Minimum weight (inc. driver)
- 900 kg (battery - 385 kg)
- 250 kW, equivalent to 335 bhp
Race mode (maximum power available)
- 200 kW, equivalent to 270 bhp
Maximum power regeneration
- 250 kW
The amount of energy that can be delivered to the MGU (the motor) by the RESS (the battery) is limited to 54 kWh. This will be permanently monitored by the FIA.
- 280 km/h (174 mph)
- 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds
- Bespoke 18-inch MICHELIN Pilot Sport tyres for use in both wet and dry conditions.
- Brembo package; bespoke carbon discs and pads 278 mm in diameter at the front and 263 mm at the rear, callipers and tandem master cylinder - brake-by-wire at the rear.
InsideEVs had a piece on the two power modes in the new car.
I found this statement a bit odd:
InsideEVs wrote:It has declared that a point will no longer awarded for the driver who sets the fastest lap, and will replace this with a “new energy management parameter” to award a point to the most efficient driver instead.
I know that Indy Car races have been won with efficiency (by avoiding a pit stop), but it's almost like they are rewarding hypermiling on the racetrack. Wouldn't it be more interesting to make it damn-near impossible to complete the race if you remain in high-power mode for the full race so that this is something the crews have to manage to come out ahead?