This weekend, the streets of Miami, literally, will be the hottest place to be when on Saturday, March 14 the Formula-E racing series takes over the streets of Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami for the Miami EPrix street race with electric powered race cars.Here are some things you cannot miss at either event.
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Talk about the fast and the furious: Check out the world’s most powerful electric vehicle, a 12-meter-long rocket packing 3,000 hp that aims to break the 600-kph barrier (372 mph) this year — but we’re guessing not on the streets of Miami this weekend. This souped-up machine (pictured below) will be on display to all ticketholders in Formula E’s fan zone, so speed demons can start salivating now.
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The EMOTION Club
Enjoy the ultimate Formula E experience with this exclusive hospitality area where all five senses will be heightened and stimulated, and guests can meet actually interact with drivers and team principals. Other sweet perks include a viewing balcony over the pit and paddock area, open bar with premium liquor, delectable catering, technology showcases, a pit lane walk and a Formula E swag bag. Admission is $1,680 per person.
This urban festival area features fun and educational entertainment including live, big-screen coverage of the races, a FanBoost voting area (where racers with the most votes can receive 5-second power boosts), thrilling eBike stunt performances, demonstrations of the benefits of electric power, a Gadget Corner, a Drivers’ Q&A and autograph session, a simulator competition, and the new FE School Series support race, featuring children from 10 local schools racing mini electric karts around a full-size race track. There will also be food trucks and a beer garden and inflatable activities for children, including an obstacle course. Michelin tire company, the official tire of Formula E, and Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) will announce at the Miami eVillage that ADTSEA (the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association) is the winner of a $100,000 Michelin/FIA Teen Road Safety Grant, half of which will go toward the Miami chapter to improve the safety of teen drivers by teaching proper tire maintenance.