The MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW is the new Safety Car for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race series.
As such, it connects the brand’s electrified future with the rich racing history of John Cooper Works.
The car was created out of the new MINI Cooper SE as part of an unprecedented collaboration between MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, the FIA and the Formula E.
The exterior of the MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW has been purpose-built for life on the track and represents the most dynamic interpretation yet of a MINI with all-electric power.
“The design is an exciting symbiosis of technical precision and emotion,” explains Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design.
“Here, function dictates form, and many design elements have been shaped by technical considerations.
For example, we worked closely with our colleagues at BMW Motorsport to develop the form of the wheel arches and front and rear aprons, and the optimisation programme for them included weight-saving measures.
This visually striking, technically precise design language gives the car its pervasive sense of emotional engagement and excitement.”