The Spark-Renault racing car in pictures

The Spark-Renault racing car was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show on the Michelin stand. A second model was featured on the Renault stand around the corner. Sidepod intakes are solid - this car had no powertrain installed

The Spark-Renault racing car was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show on the Michelin stand. A second model was featured on the Renault stand around the corner. Sidepod intakes are solid – this car had no powertrain installed.

Silhouette of the Spark-Renault Formula E racing car echoes traditional open wheel racing cars

Its silhouette echoes traditional open wheel racing cars. Large rear fairings are designed to improve efficiency.

Suspension components appear lightweight and somewhat flimsy compared to F1 machines. Skinny front wing produces minimal downforce; note the additional surfaces that are far simpler than F1 multiplane surfaces

Suspension components appear lightweight and somewhat flimsy compared to F1 machines. Skinny front wing produces minimal downforce; note the additional surfaces that are far simpler than F1 multiplane surfaces.

Fang-like aero devices on the Spark-Renault racing car direct air flow better around the contoured underbody

Fang-like aero devices direct air flow better around the contoured underbody.

Side wings on the Spark-Renault Formula E racing car are mostly for safety but will have limited airflow direction function too

Side wings on the Spark-Renault Formula E racing car are mostly for safety but will have some limited functionality for airflow direction too. Sidepod intakes are required for cooling the batteries and motors, but requirements are minimal compared with F1 engines.

From inside the cockpit of the Spark-Renault Formula E racing car, launched at the Frankfurt motor show

The view from the inside the new racing car. (We did say we’d been shouted at for getting too close.) Enjoy.

Tight fit in the single-seater Spark-Renault Formula E racing car

The Formula E racing car will be just as tight a fit as other open cockpit single seaters. The drivers know what to expect, then.

 

 

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