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10 Oct 19
After scooping both the teams’ and drivers’ championship titles in the 2018/19 season, DS Techeetah pull the covers off its new DS E-Tense FE20 ahead of pre-season testing in Valencia, which kicks off on October 15.
Sporting a new livery for a new season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the French manufacturer team’s cars will feature two laurel wreaths, while the car of the two-time Formula E champion, Jean-Eric Vergne, will be decorated with two golden stars to celebrate both his driver titles.
“The DS E-Tense FE20 is a design evolution from our championship-winning car,” said Keith Smout, DS Techeetah Chief Commercial Officer.
“We wanted to stay true to our past and continue to celebrate and honour our success by keeping the now iconic gold and black livery whilst fighting for more titles.
“If you look closely, you can see that the pattern is made out of our cheetah head logo, which also nods to our continued efforts in supporting The Big Cat Sanctuary’s fight in saving the cheetahs and other big cats.
“A topic that is more pressing than ever and a cause that is close to our hearts.”
Designed at the DS Design Studio of DS Automobiles, the livery continues the team’s recognisable back and gold theme. “The team has used the experience that allowed us to win both titles to further develop the potential of the car,” said Xavier Mestelan Pinon, DS Performance Director.
“Our engineers have optimised most of the elements by further developing our winning concept rather than completely rethinking the car.
“The engine, the inverter and the transfer case have evolved, but the deeper changes are in the heart of the embedded systems.
“All this ambitious research and development work aims to offer the drivers a car that allows them to fight to win and defend both titles in the coming season that starts on 22 November in Riyadh.”