While We Wait: 3D Spark Racing Formula E Concept

The all-new “Batman” style Formula E car set to be raced for the 2018/19 will make its debut later this month according to FE’s CEO, Alejandro Agag. When it finally drops, the new car is promised to look “very different to any single-seater out there. It is futuristic and eye-catching.” I couldn’t wait for that, though, so I went out looking for a 2019 Formula E race car concept to get excited about- and the internet totally freakin’ delivered.

 

Formula E Race Car Concept by Spark Racing Technology

See what I mean? It’s amazing- and, while it’s hard to say how close this will actually be to the all-new Formula E spec racer, an incredible amount of work has gone into creating the 3D model. From the original model download page:


    This model is maximally optimized for use in 3d games and VR. So you can easily import this model in your project without the need to change anything. The model also uses smoothing groups, so you can always increase the detail to the required level simply by applying a turbosmooth modifier. Divided into functional parts and grouped for easy editing and using in game engines.

 

I don’t know what all of that means, but it seems like the guys behind Spark Racing Technology’s model gave it a surface that’s made up of more than 11,000 polygons. I feel like that’s a lot, seeing as it’s nearly 3x as many as Sony and Playstation used for Gran Turismo 4.

What do you guys think? Will the new, Season 5 Formula E Batmobile race car look like the Spark Racing model, or will it be something else, entirely? Is a new car- as opposed to, say, battery swap technologywhat Formula E really needs to keep growing its popularity? Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

Sources | Images: Motorsport, 3D Spark Racing.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.