"Well, we just chopped it in half and then showed up. It was pretty easy - just put a bandsaw down the middle and it's good to go," Michael Carcamo deadpans to Autosport as he explains Nissan e.dams' transition from a two-motor powertrain to a single-motor approach over the Formula E off-season.
His face remains stern. But, after a beat, there's a wry grin and chuckles from the small group he's addressing.
Carcamo, Nissan's global motorsport director, is now far more at ease fielding questions about powertrains ahead of the new FE season after spending the past year keeping Nissan's secretive twin-motor arrangement for 2018-19 - its first year as an FE manufacturer - under wraps.