Spark SRT05E Show Car (2018) - Gen2 Season 5

1:8 SCALE
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The first vehicle to have ever been designed by world motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, the Spark SRT05E, also known as the Spark Gen2 or simply Gen2, is the current base platform designed for use in the FIA Formula E Championship. Built by Spark Racing Technology with assistance from Italian manufacturer Dallara, the Gen2 has been used since the 2018-2019 season, succeeding the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, and will be used until at least the 2022-23 season.

The all-electric race car almost doubled the energy storage capacity and the range of its predecessor and enabled the teams and drivers to complete a full race at higher speeds, without having to make a mid-race car swap. Despite the increase in battery life, power output was increased, allowing the Gen2 to accelerate to 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds towards a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h). Powered by a new 56 kWh battery assembled by McLaren Applied Technologies, the Gen2 car is clear proof of the advancements in battery and electric motor technology achieved in the space of only four years, which will eventually make its way into everyday electric road cars. At the time of its launch, Formula E’s Founder and CEO stated: “this car represents the future of racing. When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mould and challenge the status quo - bringing a revolution to motorsport. This next generation car represents that revolution."

Aside from the sleek and spectacular Batmobile-like bodywork, which visually differentiated Formula E’s racers from any other single-seaters in motorsport, the Gen2 Formula E car benefitted from the new Halo head protection device, which forms part of the chassis. With a nifty strip of LED lighting, fans were able to follow the strategy of their favourite team or driver - with the lights indicating different power modes and other race-related information. Keeping the car planted on the track was the job of the Michelin Pilot Sport all-weather tyre, specifically designed for electric street racing. Lighter than its predecessors, the tyre also created less rolling resistance, helping the cars travel faster for longer.

The Gen2 proved particularly robust during its debut season in 2018/19, allowing drivers to be more aggressive than they otherwise could have been, prompting several drivers and teams to complain to the sport’s authorities. The result was the news that the car will receive a facelift ahead of the 2020/21 season, which was designed to punish drivers for making contact by introducing “self-punishing” noses and bodywork.

The Spark SRT05E Gen2 Season 5 Show Car is limited to just 99 editions.

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