Formula E

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wogx
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Official livery of Envision Racing
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Okay, that's a motorboat with wheels, not an aircraft carrier :lol:

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Zynerji
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I love parts of this car, and abhor other parts.

I could imagine that front wing made like the F1 rear wing with the continuous surface treatment, but from the cockpit rearward, I can't find anything else worth keeping! 🤣🤣

Edit: maybe the high and tight sidepod openings....

Maybe ditch the battery, and run a propane turbo-jet with MGUH driving the electric motors. Save weight, add sound, and slim the car!

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wogx
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Smaller, lighter, faster vehicles - a good direction not only for FE =D>
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Looks worst than the current car in my opinion, but i can't argue with more power less weight.
Also the fact that they got smaller should good for the types of tracks F-E tends to run.

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Looks like a big diffuser but (again) no real over the car downforce. As long as they stick to rock hard tires, Mario rules and tracks that are more suitable for kart races, it’s all a marketing gimmick for me.

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Scorpaguy
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The Gen3 car will be lighter...maximum power output of 350kW, capable of a top speed of over 320kph (200mph).

It will feature two powertrains – one at the front and rear – which will more than double the regenerative potential of the car compared to the current model.
This is slowly getting closer to the concept they should have started with. Lose the F1 wannabe style so they are not so fragile....maybe a cross between TA and WRC. Add torque vectoring. Then let them beat, bang, and recharge around the city street confines they inhabit.

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jjn9128 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:22 am
MattWellsyWells wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:05 am
So is the front powertrain only used for regen and not drive?
Yes, no idea why.
Seems rather silly.
Wouldn't some mechanical linkage to the back make sense, since they don't drive the front?
jjn9128 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:38 pm
Also (embarrassingly) lighter than the 2022 F1 car.
Yeah, F1 is getting rather silly with proportions and mass....

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mzso wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:41 pm
jjn9128 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:22 am
MattWellsyWells wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:05 am
So is the front powertrain only used for regen and not drive?
Yes, no idea why.
Seems rather silly.
Wouldn't some mechanical linkage to the back make sense, since they don't drive the front?
Apparently by having front regen (but no power) they can lose some of the battery.
If they had the front powering the wheels they would probably need even more battery and the car would be heavier.
The way they are doing it they can brag about "more power +better autonomy -weight".

The front motors only need to feed the battery in the end.

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Sevach wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:00 pm
mzso wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:41 pm
jjn9128 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:22 am


Yes, no idea why.
Seems rather silly.
Wouldn't some mechanical linkage to the back make sense, since they don't drive the front?
Apparently by having front regen (but no power) they can lose some of the battery.
If they had the front powering the wheels they would probably need even more battery and the car would be heavier.
The way they are doing it they can brag about "more power +better autonomy -weight".

The front motors only need to feed the battery in the end.
They wouldn't need more batteries, since they have a powet cap, 4WD would allow to use it better even. So probably slightly even less battery/weight.

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Scorpaguy
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Since the very beginning, people have questioned AA why no AWD. AA always seemed a bit perturbed by the inquiry and always stated FE was about innovation and AWD is "passe". Still, I think the current formula needs AWD, AWS, torque vectoring, and a body style that supports a bit of wheel-to-wheel, bumping and banging for the tight courses they operate upon.

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You forgot to congratulate Mercedes - he was driving for them and they won the constructor title. =D>
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:59 pm
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You forgot to congratulate Mercedes - he was driving for them and they won the constructor title. =D>
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Instead of criticizing me, you could have congratulated Mercedes yourself with some nice pictures and text.

I'm waiting, can't wait to see what you'll post. Thanks in advance. 👍
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