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Old 31st January 2018, 06:28   #1
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French automaker Spark has released the CGI renderings today, while we have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in early March to see the real car and technical specs.
Some speculations on the possible specs are:
  • The new battery, built by McLaren, will allow for a full power output of 250kW.
  • Thats around 335 horsepower.
  • Double the durability compared to the current model.

Currently Audi, Jaguar, and BMW competes for the title, with the possibility of Benz and Porsche to join in.

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The rendering of the new car looks great. The halo is the only ugly bit. Can't wait to see the production version in a couple of months. That said, I'd like to see the power output go up in times to come.

While some people might have been skeptical about the Formula E series at the start, I firmly believed that it was here to stay. More and more manufacturers will join the bandwagon in coming years. Mahindra Racing doing well in recent times will only help in the popularity of the sport to grow in India.
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While the renderings look good. Does anyone find similarities with this car?
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The most important change that this car brings is the near doubling of the battery capacity. From the 28kWh (developed by Williams Advanced Engineering) which has been in use, the new 54kWh batteries developed by McLaren Applied Technologies will nearly double the range.
This will eliminate the need of the car swaps which used to be part of the Formula E races.

One concern noted in few articles/forums was the new one piece front bodywork section. With the contact sport that Formula E is currently, the change of bodywork might be more extensive in case of contact. Some practical changes would surely come to this design by then.

Lets wait and see how the actual car might end up looking.
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The rendering of the new car looks great. The halo is the only ugly bit.
Ever since the halo mandate was made, its been a designer's nightmare to get it integrated with rest of the machine. There are rumors that they will light it up with LEDs'. No idea on how that would turn out.

Here is the 360 degree video from ABB site:


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How come we don't have a Formula E thread. The races are not as dull as they sound. It's pretty hard to drive on circuits like Hong Kong. Moreover Mahindra is doing pretty well there. For first time I saw Indian flag for the top spot in a Motorsport event.
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