Thursday, November 21, 2013

Formula E Car - Test Debut from Renault [VIDEO]

New Formula E car - the Spark-Renault SRT_01E - completing its successful test debut at the La Ferté Gaucher circuit near Choisy-le-Roi, France


Official test driver Lucas di Grassi is at the wheel running with a battery with just 25% of the full power.
The Spark-Renault SRT-01E is the first car to be homologated by the FIA. Using the very latest technology, the zero emission SRT_01E aims to stretch the boundaries of what is currently achievable in electric motorsport, whilst ensuring a balance between cost-effectiveness and sustainability, in addition to coping with the demands of racing entirely on street circuits.
It has been built by new French company Spark Racing Technology, led by the renowned Frédéric Vasseur, together with a consortium of some of the leading companies in motorsport. Italian firm Dallara, who boast more than 40 years' motorsport experience, have constructed the monocoque chassis, aerodynamically designed to aid overtaking. Made from carbon fibre and aluminium, the chassis is both super lightweight and incredibly strong and fully complies with the 2014 FIA crash tests - the same used to regulate Formula One.