The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has unveiled digital renders of its Gen2 EVO which will make its debut in Season 7.
The all-electric single-seater series initially teased images on social media last week before revealing the complete cosmetic alterations of the vehicle.
Formula E’s Gen2 package made its debut in the series in Season 5, replacing the first-generation Spark SRT01e, featuring improved battery life and an increased power output.
While the changes to the Gen2 are dramatic, with a new front wing, rear wing, revised fairings and the introduction of a shark fin on the engine cover, this is purely aesthetic, with updates having no impact on performance.
“The Gen2 already stands out as one of the most striking race cars to hit the track, and just as the name implies, the Gen2 EVO is another evolution of the distinctive design,” said Formula E Founder and Chairman Alejandro Agag.
The series’ changes to the Gen2 car coincide with its new status as a World Championship – granted by the FIA in December, bringing Formula E in line with Formula 1, WEC, WRC and WRX.
“As we did with the first-generation car, the Gen2 EVO has been given reprofiled bodywork to make it look more sleek and agile. This car will forever go down in the history books as the first to challenge for an ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” he contined.
“I would like to thank FIA President Jean Todt and his team for making this evolution take shape. Its futuristic design once again showcases Formula E as the category for innovation in both technological advances and appearance.”
Formula E’s Gen2 car will continue to be used until the conclusion of Season 8 while the Gen2 EVO will be physically unveiled next month at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 3.
FIA President Jean Todt, added: “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is in only its sixth season of competition, yet the technology within it has come a long way, and can benefit all road users.
“I am pleased that as it transitions to world championship status, we see a further evolution of the Gen2 car – the Gen2 EVO – with an exciting new look.
“It is this progressive approach that has contributed to the expansion of the grid and increasing competitiveness of the championship, which continues to go from strength to strength and which is paving the way for the future of sustainable urban mobility.”
The championship’s present campaign will continue on February 15 in Mexico City.