Electric Supercar is a reality.
The electric Supercar has finally seen the light in Latvian lands on the occasion of the celebration of the Neste WorldRX of Latvia. IMG has marked the beginning of a new era in motor sports with the official presentation of a 100% electric race car that will compete in a new category from next season, the Projekt E.
This first “eSupercar” has come to light thanks to IMG‘s collaboration with the Austrian company STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development) and will use STARD EV “REVelution” powertrain systems that will produce a combined power of up to 450kW (613bhp), 1100Nm of instantaneous torque and will produce a maximum speed of 240 km/h.
The plan is to use current chassis technology, such as the STARD World RX Ford Fiesta 2019. The concept allows the conversion of current cars or new constructions to current chassis regulations using the REVelution transmission. And, for the first time for motoring, Projekt E will allow the use of electric motors of road cars in race cars.
Nobody wanted to miss the start of Projekt E and the entire grid of drivers, mechanics, team leaders and journalists attended very interested in this ceremony that marks a before and after in the world of competitive motoring.
The power unit is capable of 0-90% in approximately 32 milliseconds. The engines rotate up to 14,000 rpm. Projekt E will add a completely new and innovative dimension to rallycross in 2020
Paul Bellamy, senior vice president of IMG Motorsports, and Manfred Stohl from STARD had the honor of raising the canvas of the eSupercar. “Today we reach a turning point in the future of production-based motoring with the introduction of the racing car that will appear in the electric support series in 2020, whose code name is Projekt E,” Bellamy said. “The car we reveal today is the result of months of collaboration with our technical partner, STARD. That work has focused on the development of electrical technologies, charging and safety systems for Projekt E. race cars. “
The objective of Projekt E is to evaluate electric cars in a World RX environment according to the roadmap for the electrification of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, which has been ratified by the FIA World Motor Sports Council.