World’s Maiden Electric Rallycross Car Geared Up For Competitive Debut

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With the fully electric rallycross championship set to happen from 2018, now the world's first fully electric rallycross car is ready for its competitive debut.

The car is built by the Austrian firm STARD, which is owned by the former World Rally Championship driver Manfred Stohl. The car is a first of its kind in the world.

The electric rallycross car has been tested by Stohl and will line up against the conventional rallycross machines at the Race of Austrian Champions this weekend.

The electric rallycross car is named as the HIPER and is in rally specification, and will compete in the rally class.

Former WRC Group N champion Stohl will be piloting this electric rallycross car who has done most of the testing kilometres.

The car has an impressive performance figure of 544bhp and 760Nm of torque. Despite this the CEO of STARD, Michael Sakowicz stated that this event will be a continued test for the car.

The HIPER electric rallycross car sits on an adapted Peugeot 207 Super2000 chassis. It will be interesting to see how does the electric car perform compared to the conventional fuel powered rallycross cars.


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Story first published: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 12:00 [IST]
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