THE CAR

During the first season of the FIA Formula-E Championship Series, all 10 teams used identical cars that were designed and built by Spark Racing Technology. In the second season, the championship is open to manufacturers to develop their own cars, first with powertrain solutions. Some other evolutions will come stage by stage in the next years in order to save costs.
Venturi Automobiles is one of those manufacturers and provides its powertrain to two teams; Venturi Frormula-E (Monaco) and Dragon Racing (USA).

ENGINE POWERTRAIN

With 15 years of experience in high performance powertrain development, Venturi Automobiles is a world leader in high performance electric vehicles. The Monaco based company has developed the Venturi VM200 engine to offer one of the most high-performing systems for electric racing.
Venturi Automobiles supplies the powertrain and energy management electronics for the Venturi VM200 (motor control unit, motor and multi speed paddle shift sequential gearbox) as well as the systems integration services.
Venturi is using the innovative SiC technology (silicon carbide) from the Official Technology Partner ROHM Semiconductor to optimize the Inverter and the power management. http://www.rohm.com/fe

BATTERY

Williams Advanced Engineering supplies the battery for each team.  It produces 200kW, the equivalent of 270 bhp.

CHASSIS

In Season 2, the cars keep the same monocoque chassis designed by the Italian specialist Dallara (more than 40 years of experience in motorsports).
Carbon fiber and aluminium are the two key components which make these single-seaters lightweight and very solid. The monocoque chassis follows all the FIA crash test regulations, the same used in Formula-1. The efficiency and safety of the chassis has been proven early in the Formula-E Series with the incredible accident in Beijing in season one involving Venturi car number 23, which was about to win the race. The driver was completely protected and not injured.

TIRES

Every team uses special Michelin 18” treaded tires designed to have consistent performance but also durability in both dry and wet conditions. The key idea was to aid with sustainability and cost-savings. Drivers receive two sets for each race, plus a set of Typhoon tires for each car to use in extremely wet conditions.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

•       Overall length: 5000mm (max)
•       Overall width: 1800mm (max)
•       Overall height: 1250mm (max)
•       Track width: 1300mm (min)
•       Ride Height: 75mm (max)
•       Overall weight (inc driver): 888kg (min) // Batteries alone 200kg

POWER and SPEED

•       Max power (limited): 200kw, equivalent to 270bhp
•       Race mode (power-saving): 170kW, equivalent to 230bhp

Fanboost‘: The three drivers winning the Fanboost  receive one five-second ‘power boost’ per car, temporarily increasing their car’s power to 180kW(243bhp)”.

PERFORMANCE

•       Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h (0-62mph) in 3s – Estimated
•       Maximum speed: 225 km/h (FIA limited) – Estimated

POWERTRAIN

•       Designed by Venturi and developed jointly with McLaren
•       Peak performance: over 19,000rpm and over 150Nm torque
•       New SiC technology (silicon carbide) from ROHM Semiconductor built in the Inverter http://www.rohm.com/fe

COOLING

•       Thermal efficiency gains through software upgrades and fluid optimization

BATTERY

CHASSIS

•       Chassis / Survival cell – Carbon/aluminium honeycomb structure made by Dallara
•       Bodywork – Carbon – Kevlar honeycomb structures made by Dallara

TRANSMISSION

•       Hewland four speed, paddle shift sequential gearbox built from Venturi specifications

WHEELS & TYRES

•       18″ treaded Michelin tyres for use on both wet and dry conditions/surfaces
•       Championship specific wheel dimensions
•       Magnesium rims. Max width front – 260mm / rear 305mm. Max Diameter – front 650mm / rear 690mm

SAFETY

•       FIA safety standards

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