Audi S1 Hoonitron is a Quattro-inspired electric race car

Ken Block could be identified for hooning Fords, but for his up coming video clip, he’s shifting matters up. Rather of Ford, he’ll be driving an Audi. Not only that, it really is a customized one-off Audi that is all-electrical. It is called the S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron, or just S1 Hoonitron for small, and it really is an incredible retro race automobile.

It’s quite obvious that the Hoonitron is based on the Activity Quattro S1 Pikes Peak race automobile from the 1980s. It truly is a two-door coupe with a small wheelbase and outrageous aerodynamic physique perform from the front spoiler to the rear wing. It also has rally-inspired headlights hidden in the grille and turbofan-type wheels. But there are hints of modern Audi, far too, which include the huge grille, offended headlights, checkered-flag LED functioning lights and elaborate taillights. Astonishingly, Audi went from sketches to whole-dimension model in just four weeks for this challenge. You can see designers speaking with Block about the project in the online video under.

Aside from the design and style method, the Hoonitron by itself need to be fairly speedy, though we don’t have a distinct idea of just how speedy. That is mainly because Audi has not supplied any requirements about the car. All we know is that it employs two motors and is all-wheel push. We would not be astonished if it borrows elements from the RS E-Tron GT, which tends to make 637 horsepower from its twin motors.

Ken Block will be putting the Hoonitron via its paces in a new stunt movie. It will be termed “Elektrikhana,” and it really should release in the up coming handful of months.

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