Mini's Electric Pacesetter is the EV hot hatch we want, but can't have

The car will serve as the safety car for the 2021 Formula E championship.

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Mini Electric Pacesetter

Mini's Electric Pacesetter is a wider, meaner-looking take on the SE.

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It's set to serve as the safety car for the 2021 Formula E season.

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The Pacesetter uses the bones of the SE but sheds a bunch of weight.

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This is done through the use of exotic materials and even 3D-printed parts.

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The Electric Pacesetter is sadly not destined for the road.

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That said, Mini has said that it could represent a new direction for the JCW brand.

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An electric hot hatch is just what the doctor ordered, in our opinion.

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An electric hot hatch is fun, fast and practical and something that Mini can do well.

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The Electric Pacesetter will make its debut on April 10.

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The debut will happen during the third race of the Rome E-Prix.

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Keep scrolling for more pictures of the Mini Electric Pacesetter.

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