29 March 2021

Mini Electric goes to FIA as Safety Car

This is a new Mini special build, the Electric Pacesetter, which is to be used as a Safety Car in the FIA Formula E, writes Brian Byrne. The car is inspired by the brand's JCW performance division.

According to the company, it also shows the way the Mini Electric could go in a JCW variant.

The car retains classic Mini cues such as the circular headlights and hexagonal grille ... though the latter doesn't serve for air intake in the traditional way. The car's performance capability includes a 6.7s sprint to 100km/h courtesy of the 183hp powertrain.