Producer chief executives and crew bosses have been proven the whole design and specification in secretive circumstances on the primary day of 2022 pre-season testing in Valencia.
However the collection and the governing physique has for now solely teased the design in public, however these pictures preview a glance impressed by the “aero-efficient delta wing of a fighter jet”.
That, just like the X-wing Gen2 machine, will make sure the Spark Racing Know-how-built automobile retains a way of individuality amongst extra standard single-seaters.
It additionally exhibits the Gen3 machine can have a large rear, very like the pioneering design of the DeltaWing race automobile that entered Le Mans in 2012 and was later backed by Nissan.
In the meantime, the entrance will ditch the sturdy wheel covers that move into the wing – a characteristic that has permit for extra aggressive racing with automobiles in a position to survive substantial contact.
Design cues from the large Gen2 diffuser, a well-liked characteristic, seem set to stay whereas sizeable tails mark a notable addition.
The FIA and Formulation E have additionally dedicated to a number of key technical elements, with the Gen3 machine billed as “the world’s most effective racing automobile”.
That is on account of drivers being required to get well “no less than” 40% of vitality through regenerative braking to finish a race – up from the present 30-35% vary for Gen2.
That is enabled by a dual-axle set-up (250kW entrance, 350kW rear) for a complete regenerative braking capability of 600kW, whereas the whole energy output stands at 350kW (470bhp).
The regenerative braking potential means the rear axle will characteristic no hydraulic rear brakes.
The Gen3 machine is about to have a theoretical prime velocity of 200mph – though that is unlikely to return to move on the road circuits usually employed by Formulation E.
Though the official assertion from the FIA and Formulation E doesn’t decide to a particular determine, preliminary plans had been for the Gen3 – which is able to run smaller dimensions – to shed 120kg.
However the Gen3 powertrain continues to be on target for a “power-to-weight ratio that’s twice as environment friendly as an equal 470bhp inside combustion engine”.
A carbon net-zero Gen3 idea additionally depends on ‘life cycle considering’ to make sure a sustainable therapy to all used tyres, battery cells and damaged parts.
Additional measures embrace a 26% use of sustainable supplies within the building of the brand new Hankook tyres and 90% motor-to-energy effectivity.
FIA president Jean Todt: “The brand new Gen3 Formulation E single-seater is a automobile created on the intersection of excessive efficiency, effectivity and sustainability.
“The work completed by the FIA’s groups along with Formulation E, because the launch of the self-discipline eight seasons in the past, tirelessly search to drive innovation and additional the event of sustainable mobility.
“I’ve little question that this new single-seater will elevate Formulation E to the following degree.”
Behind-closed-doors testing by Spark is underway for the Gen3 automobile and producers are set to take supply of their machines within the spring.
Formulation E CEO Jamie Reigle added: “In designing the Gen3 automobile, we got down to show that prime efficiency, effectivity and sustainability can co-exist with out compromise.
“Along with the FIA, we’ve got constructed the world’s most effective and sustainable excessive efficiency race automobile.
“The Gen3 is our quickest, lightest, strongest and environment friendly racing automobile but.
“It’s a creature designed for its habitat: racing on metropolis streets in wheel-to-wheel fight.”