Nissan has unveiled its colours for its debut in the 2018/2019 season of the ABB Formula E championship, following the Japanese carmaker’s announcement at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show that it will be entering the all-electric racing formula.

“At first glance the season five Formula E car looked to our design team like an EV-powered supersonic bird in flight. Naturally this initial reaction from the team started us on a path that captured a sense of a form breaking free of resistance and gravity,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president of global design.

“Formula E racers are virtually silent, with explosive speed bursts thus naturally we turned to Doppler when designing the livery,” he added.

Nissan is working with group partner Renault in order to leverage upon existing expertise and development, in line with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s focus on collaboration, the company said. Further details such as team structure and driver line-up will be announced at a later date, it added.

“The level of competition in the Formula E championship is on the rise and we’re eagerly awaiting the unique engineering challenge ahead. We’re entering the championship on a level playing field this year with every manufacturer competing with a brand new car, battery and powertrain combination from season five,” said Nissan global motorsport director, Michael Carcamo.

Nissan’s new Formula E racer which will debut in season five of the racing series is scheduled to take part in the championship for the next three seasons. This coincides with the launch of the second-generation Formula E car, which wears new aerodynamics as well as an entirely new battery and powertrain package.