The Silver Arrows turn 'green'.
Mercedes unveiled their all-electric racecar at this year's Geneva Motor Show, getting ready for the start in Season 6 (2019-2020) that will see the Stuttgart manufacturer compete for victory in the series against the names of Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Nissan and Porsche, not to count the private teams of NiO, Venturi, DS and Mahindra.
Starting from a Dallara "Gen2" chassis, as per regulation, manufacturers are free to design a number of parts, including the engine, the inverter and the gearbox. Taking advantage of that, Mercedes developed a 200 kW (270 hp) unit [250 kW (340 hp) for practice and qualifying] capable of launching the car in a spectacular 0-60mph of 2.7 seconds. Total weight is of about 907 kg (2000 pounds).
The vehicle is the result of a collaboration between multiple companies, namely McLaren, Lucid Motors (Atieva), Spark Technologies and Sony.
"The competition with Porsche, Audi and BMW, and all the other great manufacturers, will be a very special one; and I'm looking forward to it", said Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
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