Following testing by Porsche and Jaguar Racing, another Formula E team will unveil its powerful car for the Gen3 era, which will make its debut in season 9.
The Indian team, Mahindra Racing, informed that it will take its new M9Electro to the track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to be held from June 23 to 26 in the United Kingdom. This is one of the world’s major motoring events and will bring together the best in motorsport. It is a party where cars become the central theme and brings together classic cars, supercars and motor sport legends.
The team has already successfully completed the first test run of its new Gen 3 Formula race car, which is around 60 kg lighter than its predecessor and with 100 kW more power, will have a top speed of 200 mph (approx. 321 kmph).
Mahindra Racing’s new model is claimed to be the most efficient in the world, generating 40% of the power it uses during a competition through regenerative braking.
A Quality Jump
For the members of Mahindra Racing, the novel single-seater will raise the bar in the electric category. “It’s a proud moment for us to take this car to Goodwood just a week after its first test,” noted Team Principal Dilbagh Gill.
“This is a testament to the team’s hard work, determination and passion to always strive to achieve what others see as unachievable. I am very much looking forward to seeing the car debut at an iconic event like Goodwood, representing the whole of Formula E as the series takes a step into its new era in 2023,” he added.
For his part, driver Oliver Rowland expressed his delight at being one of the first to be behind the wheel of the M9Electro “The acceleration is impressive and it feels very fast overall. I’m sure there will be some good racing next season.”