London – (Friday, September 6, 2019) – IMG today confirms that the racecar which will feature in the electric development series in 2020, codenamed Projekt E, will be officially unveiled on Friday, September 13 at the Neste World RX of Latvia.
As has previously been revealed, Projekt E will showcase electric-powered cars on the same event schedule as traditional World RX Supercars at selected European rounds of the championship in 2020.
The aim of Projekt E is to evaluate electric racecars in a World RX environment in accordance with the roadmap for electrification of the FIA World Rallycross Championship which was has been ratified by the FIA World Motorsport Council.
Projekt E is a collaboration between IMG and Austrian company STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development).
The Projekt E racecar will be unveiled at the Riga Motor Museum which adjoins the Bikernieki National Sports Base, the circuit which will host the Neste World RX of Latvia, the ninth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy on September 14-15.
“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,” Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, said.
“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.”
Projekt E will use STARD’s “REVelution” EV powertrain systems which will produce up to 450kW (613bhp) combined power, 1100Nm of instantaneous torque and produce a top speed of 240km/h.
Press release IMG