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30 percent faster than Formula 1, thanks to even more grip and power – the new Gen3 Evo on the premium Hankook iON Race tyre

30 percent faster than Formula 1, thanks to even more grip and power – the new Gen3 Evo on the premium Hankook iON Race tyre

It is the fastest Formula E car ever. The new Gen3 Evo, which will be run in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as of next season, was officially presented prior to the Monaco E-Prix. It’s incredible acceleration on the Hankook iON Race sees the new car do 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.86 seconds! That means the new racer accelerates roughly 30 percent faster than a current Formula 1 car. The top speed is a whopping 320 km/h.

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director: “We have optimised our Hankook iON Race and, in doing so, have gained between five and ten percent more performance. Together with all the other changes, this gives the driver even better feedback. We are also proud that the tyre is even more sustainable than its predecessor. It is now made of 35 percent recycled and sustainable materials.”

The Gen3 Evo, featuring a host of technical upgrades and a modified chassis, was unveiled in the private automobile museum of Prince Albert II. As well as visual changes and less aerodynamic drag, there have also been some technical modifications. For the first time, the car has four-wheel drive. The front motors are no longer used solely for regeneration, but also for acceleration. Four-wheel drive is activated during the qualifying duels, at the race start and in Attack Mode. “The Gen3 Evo introduces a pioneering chapter in the evolution of Formula E and embodies our commitment to innovation and high performance, achieved sustainably,” said Formula E boss Jeff Dodds.

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For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

You can find more information at https://www.hankook-motorsport-media.com

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30 percent faster than Formula 1, thanks to even more grip and power – the new Gen3 Evo on the premium Hankook iON Race tyre

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30 percent faster than Formula 1, thanks to even more grip and power – the new Gen3 Evo on the premium Hankook iON Race tyre

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30 percent faster than Formula 1, thanks to even more grip and power – the new Gen3 Evo on the premium Hankook iON Race tyre

File size: 4 MB

30 percent faster than Formula 1, thanks to even more grip and power – the new Gen3 Evo on the premium Hankook iON Race tyre

File size: 4 MB

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