29/01/2022

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Audi S1 Hoonitron is a Quattro-inspired electric race car

Ken Block may be known for hooning Fords, but for his subsequent online video, he’s transforming issues up. As a substitute of Ford, he’ll be driving an Audi. Not only that, it is a personalized one-off Audi that is all-electric powered. It’s identified as the S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron, or just S1 Hoonitron for small, and it is an remarkable retro race car.

It’s pretty evident that the Hoonitron is dependent on the Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak race car from the nineteen eighties. It’s a two-door coupe with a small wheelbase and outrageous aerodynamic system work from the front spoiler to the rear wing. It also has rally-motivated headlights hidden in the grille and turbofan-type wheels. But there are hints of fashionable Audi, much too, such as the massive grille, offended headlights, checkered-flag LED jogging lights and elaborate taillights. Surprisingly, Audi went from sketches to comprehensive-dimension product in just four months for this challenge. You can see designers talking with Block about the challenge in the online video under.

Aside from the layout process, the Hoonitron by itself should be quite speedy, although we do not have a crystal clear plan of just how speedy. Which is since Audi has not presented any requirements about the car. All we know is that it makes use of two motors and is all-wheel travel. We wouldn’t be shocked if it borrows areas from the RS E-Tron GT, which helps make 637 horsepower from its dual motors.

Ken Block will be putting the Hoonitron by its paces in a new stunt online video. It will be identified as “Elektrikhana,” and it should release in the subsequent handful of months.

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