DS Penske reveals new-look Formulation E entry
French automaker DS Vehicles introduced final month it was partnering with Penske Autosport in Formulation E, with reigning Formulation E champion Stoffel Vandoorne becoming a member of two-time sequence champ Jean-Eric Vergne. The brand new look provides a refined shift to the staff’s acquainted black and gold livery.
“Innovation is born from competitors! Ever since DS Vehicles was based, now we have positioned electrification on the coronary heart of our world technique,” stated Beatrice Foucher, CEO of DS Vehicles, on the launch. “Our successes in Formulation E, as the primary premium producer within the class, and our quite a few information achieved with the second-generation automotive, have boosted our technological know-how and enhanced our popularity. At present, we’re beginning a brand new chapter with a famend staff, distinctive drivers, and a transparent goal: to proceed to win titles to accompany the launch of our new solely electrical fashions from 2024.”
“That is an especially thrilling second for DS Efficiency,” added Eugenio Franzetti, director of DS Efficiency. “After our enormous successes with the Gen2 automotive, we’re unveiling the brand new DS E-TENSE FE23 at present: our lighter, sooner and extra highly effective third technology Formulation E automotive. It’s additionally a brand-new chapter for the staff that we’re opening with Penske Autosport, one of many largest names in the entire of motorsport. Over the approaching seasons, our new automotive shall be entrusted to 2 nice drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne. These two champions are extraordinarily quick and dependable and can little question showcase the technological capacities of our vehicles and the DS model.”
DS, as with the opposite producers on the grid, have needed to get themselves round an all-new platform for the sequence’ ninth season with a 200mph high velocity, a 60kg lighter, smaller chassis, an extra entrance powertrain and no rear brakes plus an influence output 100kW up on Gen2 at 350kw with double the regen capability — which means greater than 40% of the power used in-race is through regeneration underneath braking.
“This season is a defining second for the staff,” added staff principal Jay Penske. “A brand new technology of racing automotive, a brand new powertrain and a historic alliance with a producer we’ve admired for years. We couldn’t be extra excited for Season 9! We imagine our prospects for the season stay extremely sturdy with Stoffel and JEV securing the strongest and most skilled lineups within the sequence. I stay up for excellent outcomes this season and the beginning of a journey with DS and Stellantis in Mexico Metropolis in January 2023.”