MUMBAI: Mahindra Racing unveiled the M5 Electro race car on Monday, ahead of the fifth season of the 2018-19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The season begins with a race scheduled on December 15 in Ad Diriyah in Saudi Arabia.
It was also announced that the Mahindra Racing will be represented by German driver Pascal Wehrlein, and 32-year-old Belgian Jerome Dambrosio. M5 Electro is based on generation two of the Formula-E race-car, featuring cutting-edge EV powertrain technology. It will be able to touch 100km/hour in just 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 280 km/hour.
Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra and Mahindra and chairman, Mahindra Racing, recalled how they got into Formula E. “Formula E organisers are very keen to do a race in India. We have been talking to various officials at the central government level and city-level to see whether it is possible to bring this to India and we could be able to do that, then we will create excitement in Formula E.”
Goenka also announced that lubricant major Shell has come on board as the latest sponsor for Mahindra Racing.