With the introduction of the third generation of racing car, this season is a major milestone in the history of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The new ‘Gen3’ car is also a turning point for the Team. The car is lighter, faster and more efficient than ever. Using the very last technology, the DS Performance Team has stretched the boundaries of efficiency and performance by developing the DS E-TENSE powertrain and software.
Today, DS PENSKE is thrilled to reveal the Team’s new racing car at the French facility in Versailles, France. The Team’s drivers, reigning Formula E World Champion Stoffel Vandoorne and two-time Formula E World Champion Jean-Eric Vergne pulled the covers back on the new Gold and Black car, following a round table discussion about how both DS Automobiles and PENSKE AUTOSPORT are relentlessly working together to elevate the team to the next level. The unique combination of experience, intellect, and race-craft of pilots Stoffel and JEV will definitely maximize the potential of the Team’s new powertrain and car.
PENSKE AUTOSPORT has a legacy of distinguished liveries in Formula E, and the 9th livery is no different. It evolves from the Team’s design identity and adapts it to introduce the emblematic colors of partner DS.
Season 9 will certainly be one of the most competitive and exciting since the creation of the championship. The clear expectations, and combined significant investments from PENSKE AUTOSPORT and DS, will provide a robust platform for excellence this season.
DS E-TENSE FE23 – ‘Gen3’ technical characteristics
Pinnacle of efficiency and performance
– Powertrain designed by DS Performance team
– Electric motor delivering up to 350kw of power (476 CH)
– Top speed of 280km/h
– First car with both front and rear powertrains
- Front powertrain adds 250kW to the 350kW at the rear
- doubles the regenerative capability to a total of 600kW
– At least 40% of the energy used within the race will be produced by regenerative braking during
Jay Penske, Owner and Team Principal of DS PENSKE
‘This season is a landmark moment for the Team. A new generation of racing car, a new powertrain, and a historic alliance with a manufacturer we’ve admired for years; we couldn’t be more excited for Season 9! We believe our outlook for the Season remains incredibly strong with Stoffel and JEV, by securing the strongest and most experienced line-ups in the series. I look forward to exceptional results this season, and the beginning of a journey with DS and Stellantis in Mexico City, January 2023.’
Eugenio Franzetti, Head of DS Performance
‘This is an extremely exciting moment for DS Performance. After our huge successes with the Gen2 car, we’re unveiling the new DS E-TENSE FE23 today: our lighter, faster and more powerful third generation Formula E car. It’s also a brand-new chapter for the team that we’re opening with PENSKE AUTOSPORT, one of the biggest names in the whole of motorsport. Over the coming seasons, our new car will be entrusted to two great drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne. These two champions are extremely fast and reliable and will no doubt showcase the technological capacities of our cars and the DS brand. ’
Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning Formula E world champion
‘I am a big fan of the new livery and I could not be more excited to share the finished product. We have an extremely exciting racing year ahead of us and I am pumped to be able to put the pressure on the other teams right from the start of the season in Mexico.’
Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019
‘I am thrilled to be lining up in this car! The livery makes the car look very slick, fast and aggressive which represent our team approach! We all share the same passion for our sport and when passion meets efficiency and hard work the success is never far off. I can’t wait to take our new DS E-TENSE FE23 to new highs.’
About DS Automobiles
Driven by the spirit of the avant-garde and backed by an exceptional heritage, the DS brand, born in 2014, aims to embody the French art of travel.
Based on numerous records since its entry into Formula E in 2015, including double Teams’ and Drivers’ titles, DS Automobiles is at the forefront of electrification by already selling each of its models with an electrified version. From 2024, every new model launched by DS Automobiles will be 100% electric.
With a presence in 40 countries, the DS brand has created and is developing an exclusive distribution network throughout the world.
About PENSKE AUTOSPORT
PENSKE AUTOSPORT is an American racing team founded in 2007 by Jay Penske. The team is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the largest single metropolitan EV market in the world.
After many successful years competing in IndyCar (2007-2014), the team embraced the shift to electric mobility and became one of the founding teams of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The team motto is the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum” – meaning “out of many, there is one.”