Audi’s one-off S1 Hoonitron all-electric car features in Electrikhana video with Ken Block

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Automotive business Hoonigan has released its latest Gymkhana-style video titled Electrikhana, with Ken Block sitting behind the wheel of Audi’s all-new S1 Hoonitron electric performance vehicle driving down the empty streets of Las Vegas.

The one-off vehicle was developed and built at Audi Sport in Neckarsulm, Germany, before being styled by Audi Design led by Marc Lichte, with design cues being taken from the iconic Audi Sport quattro S1 Pikes Peak car. Unlike its ICE predecessors, the Audi S1 Hoonitron benefits from two electric motors in an all-wheel-drive setup to deliver a combined power output of 800V. Furthermore, the chassis is made from carbon fiber and complies with all the FIA’s safety standards.

The video features a multitude of Gymkhana-related maneuvers including a drift near Las Vegas’s famous Eiffel Tower replica, a jump down a parking ramp and donuts on the city’s legendary strip.

“With the S1 Hoonitron we broke entirely new ground at Audi,” said Oliver Hoffmann, a member of the board for technical development at Audi. “Developing a fully electric prototype for the unique requirements of our partner, Ken Block, was a big and exciting challenge to which the whole team rose with flying colors. It is great to see how ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ is presented in an all-new environment.”

Other notable cars that feature in the Electrikhana film include the 1989 Audi 90 IMSA GTO, the 1988 Audi 200 Trans Am, the 1987 Audi Sport quattro S1 Pikes Peak, the 1984 Audi quattro Gruppe B A2, the Audi R8 LMP and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro from Le Mans.

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