Projekt E will run as a support series at selected World RX events next year, using technology developed by Austrian firm STARD. The firm will exclusively supply powertrain kits to the new series in 2020.
The powertrain will include three motors, one on the front axle and two at the rear. Supplied as a control kit to be installed into existing steel-body chassis. Teams will be able to buy a complete kit for €194,000
This car, the first Projekt E, delivering up to 1100 Nm torque and 450 kw, is based on a Ford Fiesta body shell, but it’s possible for owners to have the choice of several makes and models.
“We are delighted to be partnering with IMG on this innovative project which will change the technical landscape in motorsport and rallycross in particular,” Manfred Strohl, President of Stohl Group, said.
“The performance of the racecar will be impressive when you consider that in terms of torque, the power unit is capable of 0-90% in about 32 milliseconds. The motors rotate at up to 14,000rpm. Projekt E will add a whole new, innovative dimension to rallycross in 2020.”