Audi Says Rallycross Should Go Electric, Because EVs Are Superior…Obviously
Audi would like to participate in rallycross racing series with electric cars, which previously was also hinted at by sister brand, Volkswagen.
Specifics of rallycross events fit electric cars, because the distance aren’t terribly long, and there is a lot of hard acceleration required.
So an electrified series would probably be an upgrade for both participants and would-be onlookers.
Audi motorsport boss Wolfgang Durheimer told Autocar:
“There is quite a lot of potential that rallycross will be electrified in future with a very powerful car – around 800bhp. Rallycross has a race distance that can easily be covered on battery power,”
Indeed, such a series is coming, as the Red Bull Global Rallycross previously announced its launch for 2018.
Separately, E/RACING electric rallycross championship will begin on October 31 this year in Las Vegas.