A bold new vision for the future of electric racing was launched this week, and AUTOSPORT was party to the exclusive unveiling as FondTech revealed its E-11 racer.
The car is the baby of FondTech owner and ex-Renault, Ferrari and Tyrrell Formula 1 engineer Jean-Claude Migeot and his project manager Luca Gasparini, who has had notable success working on Audi's uber-successful sportscar programme.
Their collective passion has led to a car which deviates from the conventional look of a single-seater and instead demonstrates an absolute purity of design, with its appearance almost wholly dictated by the freedoms and constraints created by utilising battery technology.
That means a high driving position with the three lithium ion battery packs built into the chassis for safety reasons. It also means a low rear wing and sidepods that help reduce drag and are possible due to the reduced need for cooling.