FondTech unveils E-11 electric racer

Aerodynamic consultancy firm FondTech has unveiled a radical all-electric powered single seater, the E-11

FondTech unveils E-11 electric racer

Renowned aerodynamicist Jean-Claude Migeot, an ex-Renault, Ferrari and Tyrrell Formula 1 employee, unveiled the car - which aims to replicate F3 levels of performance - as FondTech's vision for an all-electric racing formula.

The car is the result of three years of design and development work carried out by FondTech, who have produced a 60 per cent scale model on the back of extensive wind tunnel and CFD testing.

Chassis manufacture has already begun and is expected to be completed by February 2012 at the latest, with FondTech estimating the car will achieve a 0-160mph time of around 3.2s and have a top speed of around 150mph.

"The E-11 represents a significant leap forward in racing car design philosophy," Migeot declared.

"With a reputation built on aerodynamics, this adventure into a new sphere of motorsport has allowed FondTech to develop a concept unencumbered by regulations.

"E-11 includes a number of innovative features like four-wheel drive, which we believe are essential to extracting the most potential from electric racing cars. I am hopeful the FIA will appreciate this pioneering spirit when framing their own regulations in the coming months."

The E-11 will be powered by three lithium-ion battery packs built into the chassis and situated directly underneath the driver.

Based on wind tunnel testing, FondTech believe the car will have around 70 per cent of the downforce of a current F3 car and around 60 per cent less drag.

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