The ‘function over form’ design of Formula E’s new Safety Car: The MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW

To create an electric car fit to take on ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Official Safety Car duties, an unprecedented collaboration between MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, the FIA and Formula E was put to task. The result is the MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW, which will make its debut at the Rome E-Prix. READ MORE: MINI Electric Pacesetter to become Official FIA Formula E Safety Car. The result is a bespoke, “extreme” car based on the MINI Cooper SE but heavily modified to cope with the demands of keeping a field of 24 of the world’s fastest electric single seaters in check. The car is instantly recognisable as a MINI with its round headlights and familiar grille shape, though this is the first time John Cooper Works parts have been incorporated into electric MINI. The MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW will come into use in Rome on April 10 for Rounds 3 and 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. “It has agility, performance, and it’s a cool looking car. The MINI Electric Pacesetter has got it all and it’s very fun to drive,” said Correia.

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