The base car for Projekt E, the new fully electric support series for the FIA World Rallycross Championship, will be officially unveiled next week at the World RX of Latvia.
Projekt E was revealed earlier this year as a collaboration between FIA World RX promoter IMG and Austrian company STARD, which serves as the class’ exclusive supplier for powertrain and other parts.
STARD showcased a demonstration car, based on a Ford Fiesta, in June. The powertrain platform, named REVelution, is set to work with a wide variety of road car bodyshells.
It produces 450 kW (612 hp) and is capable of a top speed of 149 mph.
The car will be officially shown to the public on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Riga Motor Museum ahead of the Latvian World RX round.
Projekt E will get underway next year as a support series for FIA World RX at several European rounds of the championship.
It’s set to act as a precursor to electrification plans in the FIA World RX’s top class in 2021, with a likely combination of ICE and electric cars competing alongside each other.
“The official reveal of the Projekt E racecar at the Neste World RX of Latvia is an important milestone in our path to introducing electrification to the FIA World Rallycross Championship,” said IMG Motorsports’ senior vice president Paul Bellamy.
“Projekt E racecars will be an exciting addition to our World RX race weekend at selected events next year. The series underlines IMG’s commitment to future mobility and relevant technologies in rallycross.
“The automotive world is changing and we are ready to embrace that change.”