Formula E breaks indoor land speed world record in 'unlocked' Gen3 car

Formula E, the all-electric racing series, achieved a new indoor land speed world record with its Gen3 electric race car.

1. Formula E Sets Indoor Land Speed World Record

The "unlocked" Gen3 electric race car clocked in at an impressive speed of 135.9 MPH (218.71 KPH) during the record-breaking run.

2. Speed Achievement

The speed record was set on a .176-mile straight section of the London E-Prix circuit, which runs partially inside the ExCeL London arena.

3. Venue and Track:

Jake Hughes, a driver for NEOM McLaren Formula E team, piloted the Gen3 electric race car during the record-setting attempt.

4. NEOM McLaren Driver Behind the Wheel:

The new record of 135.9 MPH surpassed the previous indoor land speed world record of 102.7 MPH (165.2 KPH) by a remarkable margin of 33 MPH.

5. Previous Record Surpassed

To showcase the car's capabilities, Jake Hughes competed head-to-head with Lucas di Grassi of Mahindra Racing in a modified version of Formula E's duels format

6. Duel Format Exhibition

Both drivers, Hughes and di Grassi, managed to exceed the previous world record during all three practice runs before their official attempts.

7. Impressive Performance:

The GenBeta development car, responsible for breaking the record, boasts several upgrades over the standard Gen3 race car, making it faster and more powerful.

8. Upgrades in GenBeta Car

The GenBeta car has an increased power output of 400kW, up from the 350kW used in regular Gen3 race events.

9. Enhanced Power Output

A notable enhancement in the GenBeta car is the activation of all-wheel drive for the first time in a Formula E car.

10.Four-Wheel Drive Activation