Based on the Mini Cooper SE, the “JCW-inspired” Mini Electric Pacesetter is the new 100% electric Safety Car of the Formula E World Championship.
Produced in collaboration between Mini Design, BMW Motorsport, the FIA and Formula E, the Mini Electric Pacesetter “inspired by JCW” is a unique model specially designed for the track, which will make its first laps on the weekend of April 10, 2021, on the occasion of the Formula E E-Prix in Rome, Italy.
Mini Electric Pacesetter (2021): elements designed in 3D printing
Its unique and colorful exterior style is embellished with a specific body kit with redesigned shields, widened wheel arches, a rear diffuser, a massive spoiler or even 18-inch forged rims borrowed from the Mini John Cooper Works GP and painted orange. A staple of safety cars, an LED light bar has also been added to the roof, and according to Mini, the aero elements were made in 3d printing thanks to recycled carbon fibers.
The interior has also been designed in 3D printing, as with these bucket seat cushions offering a unique structure, combining both comfort and robustness. The rest of the passenger compartment has been heavily stripped down, contributing to the weighting of the car with a gain of 130 kg compared to the production Mini Cooper SE, i.e. a total weight of 1,230 kg.
Its 100% electric motor 184 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque allows the Mini Electric Pacesetter to bring down the 0 to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds. The Mini Electric Pacesetter “inspired by JCW” will be seen in action for the first time on the weekend of April 10 in Rome, on the occasion of the second meeting of the 2021 season of the Formula E World Championship. flying, we will find Bruno Correia, the official driver of the FIA Formula E safety cars.
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