The joint-venture between Quimera, the International Motor Sport Association and the American Le Mans Series is helping to usher in a new generation of sustainable motorsport through a global non-fossil fuel-based championship due to begin in 2013.
And as the standard-bearer for this new philosophy, the AEDC requires a contemporary livery designed to showcase its unique attributes.
An 11-strong jury of industry experts, opinion formers and decision makers - including IMSA/ALMS President Scott Atherton and Formula Drift co-founder Jim Liaw - will preside over the final outcome before the winner is announced on 21 May 2012. The chosen design will then be revealed to the world during the AEDC's own unveiling at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA, on 12/13 October. A pair of tickets to the US presentation plus $5000 spending money is included as part of the prize.
Developed by QuimeraRR and Electric K1 founder Alex Letteriello, the AEDC is not only the world's first all-electric car purpose-built for Drifting but also the genesis from where work will continue into the advancement of electric-based technology and new sub-classes within the championship.
The partnership between QuimeraRR, IMSA and the ALMS is expected to develop further by empowering R&D activities with new and existing technologies, thus emphasising motorsport's essential role as a test bed for the automotive sector, technology transfer and other key potential applications.
Aspiring designers can download all necessary AEDC templates by signing-up at www.quimerarr.com
Closing date for applications is May 14 with the winner's details announced on the QuimeraRR website and social media channels one week later. The design voted most popular by the public will also receive an honorary mention. Full terms and conditions are available online.
Similar competitions will be announced at later dates amidst QuimeraRR's continuing roll out of all-electric racing cars