Jaguar introduced a “Formula E” racing carSeptember 9, 2016
Jaguar Racing team management announced the composition of the electrical “Formula E” racing team and showed the new car under the name Panasonic Jaguar Racing I-Type 1. The car looks the same as a year ago, when the “Jaguar” has announced a return to the race – only on the side pontoons appeared title sponsor logo. The power plant produces 268 horsepower and propels the car from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in 2.9 seconds.
In the first season, “Formula E” for the Jaguar Racing team will chase Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans. In addition, a reserve pilot team became Ho-Pin Tung.
The title sponsor of the team was the company Panasonic. The contract is for three years, the amount of the transaction amounted to 16 million pound sterling (21.3 million US dollars).
Previously, Adam Carroll played in teams Mahindra and Aguri. His partner – Mitch Evans – now stands in the racing series GP2. However, he has already taken part in the test rides of the new electric car Panasonic Jaguar Racing I-Type 1, which took place in Donington.
It should be noted that the legendary British brand Jaguar comes in an electric championship after a long absence in open wheels. Company representatives did not hide the fact that Formula-E – “platform for developing the next generation of road vehicles with electric drive.”
The first race of the new season, “Formula E” will be held in Hong Kong 9 October.
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