For the 2019/2020 season, the now emblematic black and gold livery strengthens the sporty looks due to the application of its distinctive and iconic colours, referencing key aspects of the car. The championship winning technology will also bear two laurel wreaths and the car of the reigning two-fold Formula E champion, Jean-Éric Vergne, and will be decorated with two golden stars to celebrate his two driver titles.
With the new livery created by the DS Design Studio of DS Automobiles, DS E-TENSE FE20 embodies more boldness and the spirit of performance than before.
From a technical point of view, DS E-TENSE FE20 is the fruit of the development work based on the qualities of the double championship winning DS E-TENSE FE19.
TECHEETAH Formula-E team is a Chinese racing team in the all-electric street racing series, ABB FIA Formula E. The team is owned by SECA (Shanghai) Limited.
The team won the 2017/2018 Drivers’ Championship title with Jean-Éric Vergne and together with André Lotterer, the team secured second place in the Teams’ Championship in the 2017/2018 season of Formula E.
Since the 2018/2019 season of the all-electric championship, TECHEETAH partnered with DS Automobiles to become DS TECHEETAH.
The team won the 2018/2019 Teams’ Championship and Drivers’ Championship title with Jean-Éric Vergne.
Xavier Mestelan Pinon, DS Performance Director: “The team has used the experience that allowed us to win both titles to further develop the potential of the car. Our engineers have optimised most of the elements by further developing our winning concept rather than completely rethinking the car. The engine, the inverter and the transfer case have evolved, but the deeper changes are in the heart of the embedded systems. All this ambitious research and development work aims to offer the drivers a car that allows them to fight to win and defend both titles in the coming season that starts on 22 November in Riyadh.”
Keith Smout, DS TECHEETAH Chief Commercial Officer: “The DS E-TENSE FE20 is a design evolution from our championship winning car. We wanted to stay true to our past and continue to celebrate and honour our success by keeping the now iconic gold and black livery, while fighting for more titles. In the detail of its livery design, it is possible to see that the pattern is constructed from many of our cheetah head logos, which also nods to our continued efforts in supporting The Big Cat Sanctuary’s fight in saving the cheetahs and other big cats. A topic that is more pressing than ever and a cause that is especially close to our hearts.”