The 2014 and 2015 Formula Renault cars of Ferdinand Habsburg were specially designed by the Swiss artist group Lang and Baumann. The credit goes alongside the artists to Ferdinand’s mother, the renowned art collector, Francesca von Habsburg who developed the relationship between the designers and the racing driver. "My mother is a passionate art collector and I thought, how can I connect her passion with mine? Then I had the idea for the Art-car ” Ferdinand Habsburg explained.





In 2014 Ferdinand Habsburg was racing in the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC series behind the wheel of his Art-car, and for the 2015 season, he switched to Formula Renault 2.0, which meant that he needed a new car. So following the idea of the Art-car-1, Lang-Baumann created a brand new Art-car-2.



The 2014 Formula Renault 1.6 car of Ferdinand Habsburg, the "ArtCar-1" is currently in the depot of the Kaiserliche Wagenburg in the Schönbrunn palace, waiting for the right moment to be exhibited in the company of the carriages from the 13th -19th century.