Ahead of the sixth season of the Formula E all-electric racing series, the Nissan e.dams team has unveiled its new livery, which is said to represent a Japanese kimono.
Revealed in the Japanese city of Yokohama, the team’s new race car features a red, black. And white design, inspired by the traditional garment, which is a symbol of longevity and good fortune.
The design is the result of an in-house effort where Nissan asked 40 of its designers to submit concepts for the upcoming season, where the car will also feature an updated powertrain that replaces the successful, yet controversial, dual electric-motor system from season five.
“As we approach the beginning of our second season of Formula E competition, our design team proposed a new look, one that celebrates our Japanese heritage and vibrant technology DNA,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president for global design. “We used our iconic Nissan racing red, black and white colors layered diagonally in a kimono pattern, which creates a dynamic and powerful impression.”
The Nissan e.dams team welcomes back its two drivers, Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland, for the new season which begins next month in Saudi Arabia. Fourteen races will be held in 12 cities, with the final double-header round taking place in London. New venues this season include Seoul, Jakarta, and the London circuit, which runs inside the Excel London exhibition center.