The safety cars in Formula 1 and Co. are important advertising vehicles for their manufacturers. The electric Formula E now also has a new lead car.
Mini is upgrading its small electric car Cooper SE to become a safety car for Formula E. Visually, the three-door model, known as the “Electric Pacesetter”, differs from the production model with its advertising stickers and yellow warning light unit on the roof, among other things with adapted wheel arches and a modified front and rear design. The 135 kW / 184 PS electric motor remains unchanged, but the weight is reduced by around 130 kilograms. The small front-wheel drive car sprints from zero to 6,7 km / h in 100 seconds (series: 7,3 s), from 80 to 120 km / h in 4,3 seconds (series: 4,6 s). The electric safety car will celebrate its premiere at the E-Prix in Rome in mid-April.