Here’s What Nissan Formula E Racer Will Look Like Next Season

Renault has proven a dominant force in Formula E. It’s won the teams’ championship in each of the three season so far, won the drivers’ title in the second, and has scored 15 race wins – more than twice that of its nearest rival.

That’s all set to change in Season 5, however, when the French automaker steps out of the electric racing series and gives way to its corporate allies at Nissan. And when that happens, this is what the Japanese manufacturer’s entry will look like.

Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, the livery for Nissan’s forthcoming entry is draped over the shape of the new Gen2 chassis that the series organizers have revealed under the roof of the same Palexpo. The silver, black, and red livery looks rather striking to our eyes, and represents the first participating automaker to do so.

“At first glance the season five Formula E car looked to our design team like an EV-powered supersonic bird in flight,” said Nissan design chief Alfonso Albaisa. “Naturally this initial reaction from the team started us on a path that captured a sense of a form breaking free of resistance and gravity.”

Nissan touts itself as “the world’s leading mass-market zero-emission vehicle manufacturer,” and has dabbled in electrified racing before. It supported the DeltaWing project before branching out on its own with the similar ZEOD RC. But its attempt at a hybrid Le Mans prototype in the form of the GT-R LM Nismo didn’t go as well. Here’s hoping it can leverage its sister company’s experience to better effect.

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  • Oh wow it looks stunning and like a karasu (Black Crow) indeeed!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I see so much West-McLaren in this.

    I like that, though.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks like a speed racer that belongs in the ocean.

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