After a lot of hype this is Formula E. The racing car from Mercedes-Benz was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The electric racing car is called the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01.
During its market launch, the EQ Silver Arrow 01 appeared in a special paintwork, which has a deep black paint with the Mercedes logo on the front and EQ logos. However, Mercedes reminds us that the race car only has a teaser paint job and its final design will be shown before the start of the sixth season of Formula E.
The electric Silver Arrow is equipped with a 52 kWh battery. The device makes 340 hp based on practice and qualifying, but the numbers dropped to 272 in race mode, while attack and fanboost modes put out 306 to 340 hp. The numbers enable the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds. The top speed, however, is 280 km / h.
With the EQ Silver Arrow 01, they will be the first car manufacturer to compete in both Formula 1 and Formula E. Therefore, the current question is whether Mercedes will repeat its success in Formula 1 through to Formula E. On the other hand, they will compete against the more experienced teams of the sport, so nothing is set in stone.
“The countdown for our entry into Formula E has now officially started. Our team has obviously been working behind the scenes on this project for quite a while, but when you see the car in our teaser livery for the first time, you know that the project has entered a serious phase, ”said Toto Wolff, Mercedes – Benz Motorsport boss, all in one interview.