Meet the New Formula E Race Car for Season 5 (Gallery)

The wait is over. This is the new Formula E race car for Season 5- and, yeah. As promised, it looks kind of like a Batmobile. Sure. Not the one I’d have chosen, but it’s Batmobile-y.

Series organizers hope the new car’s unique looks help the series to continue to grow and, ideally, improves the show through better racing. One thing that will definitely help, I think, is the fact that season 5 will see the drivers finish the entire race distance in a single car, instead of swapping cars mid-race (something that, I thought, only validated concerns about EV range anxiety to the outside world).

One thing’s for sure, according to Dilbagh Gill, team principal of the current season’s championship leader Mahindra Racing, is that removing the need to scramble from car to car is a positive step forward in making new or casual fans take the series more seriously. “I think, honestly, the only real negative thing that anyone can say about the championship right now is that we swap cars,” he says. “Once that’s gone? There will be no negative.”

The look of the cars certainly won’t be a negative, either. Don’t take my word for it, though. Check out the official Formula E renderings above and below, then let us know what you think of the new Season 5 race car in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


New Formula E Batmobile Race Car

Source | Images: Formula E, via the Verge.

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, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.