07/01/2014 05:02 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:53 GMT

Formula E Spark-Renault SRT_01E Electric Racer Shown Off In Las Vegas

You'd have thought with all money behind it the chaps behind Formula E could have chosen a more glamorous venue to show off Renault's new racer.

But as it is, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made it's debut in a rather cramped parking lot outside CES 2014, Las Vegas.

Driven by Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, the car can break 150 mph and generates the electronic equivalent of 270 HP.

It's an eclectic beast - the motor, gearbox and electronics were designed by McLaren, the tires by Michelen and the chassis by Dallara.

The inaugural race will start in Bejing, China on the 13th September.