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Nissan unveil kimono-inspired new livery

Nissan e.dams have unveiled their livery for the upcoming Formula E season in Yokohama.

The livery marks a departure from the predominantly silver and black design with red detailing used by the team last season.

It features a lot more red, something which was notable on the race suits and team clothing in Valencia last week.

The design of the livery is said to have been inspired by the design of a kimono, which is a traditional Japanese garment said to be a symbol of longevity and good fortune.

The company also invited their nearly 40 in-house designers to send in submissions.

Nissan’s senior vice president for global design, Alfonso Albaisa said: “As we approach the beginning of our second season of Formula E competition, our design team proposed a new look, one that celebrates our Japanese heritage and vibrant technology DNA

“We used our iconic Nissan racing red, black and white colours layered diagonally in a kimono pattern, which creates a dynamic and powerful impression.”

Nissan’s Global Motorsports Director, Michael Carcamo, was looking forward to the new season, despite the ban on duel-motors adding: “The second season is sometimes harder than the first. With a major change to a single-motor solution, we had plenty to do in the off-season.

“We’ll use everything we learned from season five to improve our package, with an even greater emphasis on battery and energy management.”

Photo courtesy FIA Formula E/Nissan e.dams

Rob Lomas

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