AUTO NEWS – Audi S1 quattro Hoonitron is an electrical drift automotive for Ken Block

Audi S1 quattro Hoonitron is an electrical drift automotive for Ken Block

Audi has created a bespoke all-electric drift automotive within the mould of the legendary Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2, for rally and Gymkahana driver Ken Block. Known as the S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron, the one-off creation is constructed from carbon fibre, and makes use of an electrical motor on every axle to provide huge energy – sufficient to spin the wheels at virtually 100mph, in keeping with Block. 

Precise energy specs haven’t but been revealed, however Block’s earlier Gymkhana automotive of selection – the wild Mustang Hoonicorn – produced 1,400bhp, and high-performance EVs are greater than in a position to produce in extra of 1,000bhp. The automotive will likely be seen in motion for the primary time, within the palms of Block, in an upcoming stunt video.

The S1 Hoonitron is compliant with FIA security laws, and was developed from the bottom up by Audi Sport. The design was accomplished in simply 4 weeks, and may be very a lot a modern-day rendition of the long-lasting Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 Pikes Peak racer. The cabin space is ready again behind an extended bonnet, simply as with the unique, and a dramatic entrance splitter and towering rear spoiler pay tribute to the Pikes Peak automotive. 

There are deep vents behind the entrance wheels and one other aggressive cut-out forward of the rear arches. Particular person LED gentle items make up the tail gentle bar, which sits above a deep rear diffuser. A set of carbon fibre turbo-fan model wheels full the package deal. 

“The S1 Hoonitron combines loads of what Audi was already well-known for within the nineteen-eighties,” says Ken Block. “I’m aware of all kinds of vehicles utilizing inside combustion engines and transmissions, however there have been loads of new issues for me to be taught right here. Spinning right into a doughnut at 150 km/h straight from a standstill – simply utilizing my proper foot – is an all-new expertise for me.”

Within the palms of Block, the S1 Hoonitron goals to pioneer the transition to electrical on this planet of Gymkhana, the place he has beforehand competed utilizing a 650bhp Ford Fiesta, and a monstrous 950bhp Ford F-150 pick-up.

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AUTO NEWS – Audi S1 quattro Hoonitron is an electrical drift automotive for Ken Block


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