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The new Formula E racer looks like the freakin' future

The protective "halo" doesn't even make it look like a flip-flop... that much.

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Formula E unveiled its second-generation race car this week ahead of an official debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show on March 6.     

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It's packed with new tech that should make the race safer for drivers while also making it more exciting for spectators. 

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The major safety update comes by way of the "halo" -- a structure that surrounds the upper half of the cockpit.    

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This bit of safety tech also has the unwelcome side effect of making cars look like flip-flops.     

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This new car has twice the energy capacity, which doubles its range, which means midrace swaps are a thing of the past.    

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The FIA also claims that new benefits in motor tech will give the cars a bit more speed, too.    

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Specifications will be sent to individual teams, which will outfit each car with a power train designed in-house.     

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This body will stay in use for the next three race seasons.    

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It's a good look that further differentiates it from other open-wheel race cars, like Formula 1 and IndyCar.    

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more angles of the latest silent race car to scream into your heart.

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