Mahindra Racing and
Pininfarina have released three concept designs for a future Formula E racing
car. These images are the product of a collaborative and creative project that
offers fans a glimpse of the potential form of Formula E in the future.
The release of these images follows the recent
launch of the FIA Formula E tender to design and manufacture the chassis that
will be used from season five onwards. To reduce costs, all teams will use the
same chassis with the powertrain and software being open to development by the
Mahindra Racing aims to stimulate and curate a
conversation on the future form and next generation technology of Formula E,
encouraging fans to share their thoughts on these designs on Facebook, Twitter
and Instagram using the hashtag #FormulaEConcepts.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group
said: “Mahindra is a pioneer of EV technology that is always striving to push
the boundaries of this exciting new form of mobility. Our participation in the
Formula E championship gives us yet another platform to co-create the Future of
Mobility. While these innovative designs are a creative project at this stage,
I would be thrilled to see the M5Electro look like this.”
Pininfarina joined the Mahindra Group in
December 2015 signing an investment agreement with Tech Mahindra. With
legendary high-end design credentials across many sectors, it is perhaps
Pininfarina’s era-defining automotive designs which most racing fans will
associate with the iconic Italian design house. The H2 Speed hydrogen car
concept was most recently awarded Best Concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Chief Creative Officer of
Pininfarina Fabio Filippini commented: “Formula E is one of the most exciting
signs of the changes underway in the automotive world as well as in motor
racing. Its success is the proof. Exercising our creativity on these sketches
allowed us to imagine the evolution of this formula. A possible contribution of
Pininfarina to the future development of a Formula E car would be a highly
motivating challenge, fully consistent with our mission of creators and
innovators in the automotive field”.
Source: Mahindra Racing
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