Other motorsports have already gotten into electric races and now, it is finally rallycross’ turn – specifically, the FIA’s new World Rallycross Project E race series. What you see here is race car driver Ken Block‘s ride for the series.

Ford Fiesta ERX Electric Rally Cross Car in Action

With a drivetrain built by STARD Austria, this all-electric Ford Fiesta ERX Electric Rallycross Car packs a massive 450 kWh battery liquid-cooled with dry ice. Powering it are three motors, offering over 600 horsepower and 800 ft-lb of instant torque, hooked up to two separate 2-speed transmissions.

That’s NOT a typo. It has two gearboxes that operate as single-speed in race mode. And it has possibly the world’s most complicated steering wheel ever.

The result is a monstrosity that goes from nothing to 60 mph in a scant 1.8 seconds. 1.8 seconds! Holy mother of… that’s faster than you can 1.8 seconds! Top speed for this electric beast is 150 mph. Oh, it is the world’s all-electric road car-based race car.

Meanwhile, have a look at the man putting this electric beast to its paces (and slayed a tire in the process) prior to the first-ever electric rallycross race in August held in Sweden at the Holjes rallycross circuit, which the man won.

Ford Fiesta ERX Electric Rally Cross Car in Action
Monster battery pack inside.

Images: YouTube (Ken Block).

Published by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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