Panasonic Jaguar Racing unveiled their challenger for season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as well as new Lego and Scalextric sets.
For the official season 6 launch at Jaguar’s design studio in Warwickshire, where James Calado was announced to drive alongside Mitch Evans, the new black and electric blue Jaguar I-Type 4 made its public debut.
With a lower centre of gravity and a lighter, more efficient powertrain Jaguar believe they have their most competitive car yet.
“The start of a new season is an exciting time for the team,” said James Barclay, Team Director of Panasonic Jaguar Racing. “After months of hard work we are excited to show the world the new Jaguar I-TYPE 4.”
“We have applied all of our experience in Formula E to date and our latest innovations into the new racecar and the development team have created what we believe will be our most competitive Formula E car to date.”
“We’ve learnt how to win as a team and we are hungry for more in season six. We can’t wait to get racing!”
Jaguar will be adding Castrol to their list of Formula E partners for the new season. The two brands have collaborated before with success in both Le Mans 24 Hours and the 24 Hours of Daytona.
“We’re excited to extend our long-term partnership with Jaguar to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E Team,” commented Mandhir Singh, CEO of Castrol.
“Putting our e-fluids to the test in the tough Formula E race environment is the ideal way to develop the e-fluids and electric vehicle technology of the future.”
“This will help us deliver what drivers want, to go further on a single charge and enable the longer life of transmission and component parts.”
The other big news announced was that Jaguar have teamed up with Lego and Scalextric to build toy versions of the new cars.
The new addition to the Lego Speed Champions line will be released on New Year’s Day 2020 and feature versions of both the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Gen2 car and the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car.
While the Scalextric set, which will include I-Pace eTrophy cars, doesn’t have a set release date yet but will be available from Spring 2020.