This is what McLaren will take to the track in Formula E

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by Greg Potts | Jul 2, 2022
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McLaren has unveiled its first-ever Formula E car alongside its first Extreme E SUV, with both getting similar takes on the F1 team’s classic papaya orange and light blue livery. Thoughts, folks?

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McLaren will make its debut in the 2022/23 Formula E season with the new Gen3 cars, having taken over the 2020/21 title-winning Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team.

The new team’s title sponsor has been announced as the Saudi smart city NEOM, with the Formula and Extreme outfits known as NEOM McLaren Formula E Team and NEOM McLaren Extreme E,respectively.

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Worth noting that NEOM is funded by the Public Investment Fund, which itself invested around £400m (around P23 billion) in the McLaren Group last year to become a minority shareholder.

The Gen3 cars are hoping to transform Formula E next season with 470hp powertrains, 322kph top speeds, and 600kW rapid-charging pit stops.

Last week, McLaren announced a partnership with fellow Formula E entrants Nissan, which will provide the British team with powertrain technology for the duration of the Gen3 rules cycle. Who'd have thunk it?

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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