Formula E has showcased an all-electric Mini Pacesetter that the fans shall see at select events of this season. The electric hatch has undergone some tweaks from the BMW Motorsport division.
Dubbed the Mini Electric Pacesetter, Formula E has taken the wraps off a one-off Mini. The Electric Pacesetter is set to debut at the season resuming race in Rome on April 10. it will be driven by Formula E safety car driver, Bruno Correia. The one-off Mini has a similar power-output as the road-going Mini Electric - 182bhp and 270Nm. But BMW Motorsport has worked its charm and shredded 130kg from the electric hatch. It now weights 1,230k and sprints from 0-100km/hr in 6.7 seconds.
The interiors have gutted out and you’d only find a driver’s seat, steering wheel and pedals – but it’s a track-only ‘one-off’ car so that’s alright. It even gets a 3D printed rear spoiler as a part of its diet. BMW Motorsport has also 3D printed the roll cage – essentially to keep the weight in check and to have an improved rigidity. And the driver’s race-seat is 3D printed too.
The fluorescent orange 18-inch alloy wheels are forged. The fenders on all corners of the Mini Electric have been redesigned and are wider now, to incorporate the wider set of wheels. The LED flashers, the jewels of any pace car have been incorporated into the hood scoop and on the large rear spoiler. The grille too has been filled up with plastic panels as this Mini has no radiator.