Wednesday, 12 June 2019

STARD reveals first details on "projekt E" rallycross EV demonstration car.

Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD) official supplier of the IMG's "projekt E" series has released the first details of its state of the art demonstration EV RX Supercar.

The all-electric EV RX Supercar will feature: 4WD, 450 kW (612HP), 1.100 Nm and 240 km/h top speed, and has been named the STARD Ford Fiesta ELECTRX.

The first demonstration car for IMG´s “projekt E” will utilize STARD´s new “REVelution” EV motorsport powertrain kit with 2 propulsed axles (Fr & Rr) with an integrated LSD (Limited Slip Differential) and an electronically controlled Fr/Rr torque distribution.

The powertrain kit is fully flexible and designed to fit any type of road car bodyshells from the B-segment upwards, especially including current and future EV crossovers.

The Austrian firm aims for the "REVelution" kits to produce more performance than the current WRX Supercars, despite the utilization of a very cost effective and user-friendly systems.

Main components of the kit are:
- E Motors & Controllers
- Transmission
- RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System = HV Battery Pack)
- Electronics Package
- Wiring Harness
- Charging System

The Ford Fiesta ELECTRX is STARD´s interpretation of a future EV Rallycross supercar being cleaner, faster and especially also cheaper than today´s WRX International Combustion Engines (ICE) machines.

The Fiesta ELECTRX is one of the various cars expected to be run in “projekt E”, which like STARD´s car is meant to be a first step to showcase and demonstrate the all-electric future of Rallycross.

“The STARD Ford Fiesta ELECTRX shall showcase our EV motorsport competence," said Michael Sakowicz, CEO STARD. "It also will be used as a demonstration and testcar for the “projekt E” initiative to which we are the official exclusive technical partner to IMG Motorsports."

The plan is to demonstrate, showcase and test what can be done with EV powertrains in Rallycross throughout as early as 2020. "projekt E" will be just the start into a bigger long term and comprehensive electric future of Rallycross which of course we aim to influence may be even more with our Ford Fiesta ELECTRX, than we have done with our 1st all-electric RX car back in 2016”

“The plan is to make the first step and explore the great possibilities for EV powertrains in Rallycross," says Sakowicz. "Of course this makes only sense when it is done in close consideration of the entire WRX environment including the FIA, Private Teams, Manufacturers, Promoters, Organizers, and even sponsors, especially taking into account also their future plans." 

The all-electric Rallycross ''projekt E" series is scheduled to start in 2020.

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