That is the all-electric Ford Fiesta that Ken Block will race within the first spherical of the brand new Projekt E collection, an all-electric rallycross championship and help class for the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The season will kick off on August 23-23 in Holjes, Sweden and this would be the first time that the Gymkhana legend has raced an electrical automotive head-to-head with different EVs.
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All automobiles competing within the Projekt E collection have metal our bodies, four-wheel drive and a powertrain from STARD. This powertrain, dubbed REVelution, consists of three electrical motors that mix to provide 613 hp and 740 lb-ft (1,002 Nm) of torque. The Fiesta additionally incorporates a two-speed transmission fitted to each axles and has a high pace of 149 mph (240 km/h).
“I’m stoked to participate within the worldwide first ever electrical rallycross race within the Projekt E collection in a STARD Ford Fiesta ERX! The automotive is rad and I can´t wait to get behind the wheel in Holjes,” Block stated in a press release.
“We’re very a lot trying ahead to having Ken racing our Ford Fiesta ERX at Holjes,” added STARD chief government and founder Michael Sakowicz. “Not simply because he is among the most well-known race drivers on this planet and it exhibits the potential of Projekt E that the category is ready to appeal to drivers like Ken, but in addition as a result of he has huge expertise of motorsport and rallycross and will probably be very attention-grabbing to get his suggestions. Ken has pushed and raced in every kind of loopy automobiles, however I actually assume he can be very impressed with the Fiesta ERX.”