This is either the most exciting thing to happen to motorsport in decades, or the start of the end of the world as we know it…depending on your point of view.
ROBORACE is a celebration of revolutionary technology and innovation that humanity has achieved in that area so far. It’s a global platform to show that robotic technologies and AI can co-exist with us in real life.
Racing cars without drivers. With the growing noise around autonomous driving it was inevitable that racing would be a part of the movement sooner or later, and there are all sorts of potential ways to add intrigue, excitement, maybe even the danger of racing as we know it…
Daniel Simon, Roborace designer: “My goal was to create a vehicle that takes full advantage of the unusual opportunities of having no driver without ever compromising on beauty,” he said. “Racing engineers and aerodynamicists have worked with me from the beginning to strike that balance. The Roborace is as much about competition as it is entertainment. Therefore – and quite unusual in today’s racing world – beauty was very high on our agenda and we worked hard to merge the best performance with stunning styling.
“It was important to us that we generate substantial downforce without unnecessary parts cluttering the car to maintain a clean and iconic look. This is largely made possible by using the floor as the main aerodynamic device and we are currently developing active body parts that are more organic and seamless than solutions today.”