The vehicle in question is the QuimeraRR AEDC, which is being called "the world's first all-electric car purpose-built for drifting" by the team behind the car, Quimera Responsible Racing and Electric K1 founder Alex Letteriello. To gussy up the AEDC, QuimeraRR has launched a design competition that is looking for a "contemporary livery designed to showcase its unique attributes."
The AEDC will be used in a new, worldwide "non-fossil fuel-based" motorsport championship that will start in 2013. Quimera, the International Motor Sport Association and the American Le Mans Series are working together on the project for which the AEDC will be the standard-bearer. Eleven judges, including IMSA and ALMS president Scott Atherton and Formula Drift co-founder Jim Liaw, will look over the livery contest submissions, awarding the winner tickets to the car's October unveiling at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA and $5,000. If you're interested in trying your hand, you can find the details here. Contest closes May 14.
The AEDC is a successor to Quimera's all-sexy, all-electric AEGT01, which you can read about here, bonus video included. In January 2012, Quimera announced the new racing series, saying that vehicles in the drifting class could be "up to 250kW" and the series will "comply with all sanctioned safety regulations." Just so we're clear on that.
Calling all race fans, enthusiasts and budding designers: Quimera Responsible Racing needs your help to design the livery of its new AEDC, the world's first All-Electric Drift Car.
The joint-venture between Quimera, the International Motor Sport Association and the American Le Mans Series is helping to usher in a new generation of sustainable motorsport through a global non-fossil fuel-based championship due to begin in 2013.
And as the standard-bearer for this new philosophy, the AEDC requires a contemporary livery designed to showcase its unique attributes.
An 11-strong jury of industry experts, opinion formers and decision makers – including IMSA/ALMS President Scott Atherton and Formula Drift co-founder Jim Liaw – will preside over the final outcome before the winner is announced on 21 May 2012. The chosen design will then be revealed to the world during the AEDC's own unveiling at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA, on 12/13 October. A pair of tickets to the US presentation plus $5000 spending money is included as part of the prize.
Developed by QuimeraRR and Electric K1 founder Alex Letteriello, the AEDC is not only the world's first all-electric car purpose-built for Drifting but also the genesis from where work will continue into the advancement of electric-based technology and new sub-classes within the championship.
The partnership between QuimeraRR, IMSA and the ALMS is expected to develop further by empowering R&D activities with new and existing technologies, thus emphasising motorsport's essential role as a test bed for the automotive sector, technology transfer and other key potential applications.
Aspiring designers can download all necessary AEDC templates by signing-up at www.quimerarr.com. Closing date for applications is May 14 with the winner's details announced on the QuimeraRR website and social media channels one week later. The design voted most popular by the public will also receive an honorary mention. Full terms and conditions are available online.
Similar competitions will be announced at later dates amidst QuimeraRR's continuing roll out of all-electric racing cars.