MINI becomes Formula E safety car!

MINI becomes Formula E safety car!

5 April 2021 0 By administrator


Combining the electric future of MINI with the performance of John Cooper Works, the MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter was designed in collaboration with MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, FIA and Formula E. While the exterior design of the JCW-inspired MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter is designed for track use, the most dynamic version of an all-electric MINI to date meets enthusiasts. The visually striking and technically precise design language gives the car an exciting look. At the front of the car, classic MINI symbols such as the circular headlights and hexagonal radiator grille are familiar to the eye, while at the same time adapting to the car’s track width, the wheel arches and the deep front apron are John. Cooper Works signature parts add to the sporty look of the front. The darkened radiator grille and the MINI ELECTRIC logo refer to the electrification of the safety car.

MINI’s racing genes

The MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter displays an extremely dynamic stance even from the side profile. The racing genes of the MINI are unveiled, with large diameter tires that almost fill the wheel arches. 3D-printed spoilers made of recycled carbon fiber emphasize the car’s aerodynamics, while the 18-inch bicolour alloy wheels stand out. The eye-catching colors of MINI ELECTRIC and John Cooper Works merge in the MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter. While the main body color is matte silver, a glossy coating with a two-stage color transition from “Highspeed Orange” to “Curbside Red” makes the rear of the car even more striking.

BMW Motorsport support

Behind the visually strong design of the MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter lies BMW Motorsport’s expertise. Strict adherence to lightweight design principles allows the safety vehicle to hold at approximately 1230 kilograms. The safety vehicle, which is 130 kg lighter than the standard MINI ELECTRIC, also takes to the tracks with the electric motor with 184 HP power and 280 Nm torque used in the MINI ELECTRIC. The MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 6.7 seconds. In intermediate acceleration figures, which are even more important for a safety car, the MINI ELECTRIC Pacesetter achieves an acceleration of 80-120 km / h in 4.3 seconds.