IMG and STARD’s all-electric Projekt E racecar, detailed

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IMG has detailed the powertrain behind the 613bhp EV, which will compete in the Projekt E electric development series in 2020. Codenamed Projekt E, the EV is a collaboration between IMG and Austrian company Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD).

“The car we revealed today is the result of months of collaboration with our technical partner, STARD. That work has centred on developing electric technologies, charging and safety systems for the Projekt E racecars,” noted Paul Bellamy, senior vice president of IMG Motorsports.

Projekt E will use STARD’s REVelution EV powertrain systems, which will produce up to 613bhp combined power, 1100Nm of instantaneous torque and produce a top speed of 240km/h.

The plan is to use current chassis technology such as the 2019 STARD World RX Ford Fiesta. The concept allows for the conversion of current cars or new builds to current chassis regulations using the REVelution drivetrain.

“The performance of the racecar will be impressive when you consider that in terms of torque, the power unit is capable of 0-90% in about 32 milliseconds,” said Manfred Strohl, president of Stohl Group. “The motors rotate at up to 14,000rpm. Projekt E will add a whole new, innovative dimension to rallycross in 2020.”

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