This legendary car is the rally vehicle used to win the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1987. Now the car is getting an update with extensive customization inside and out.
The German manufacturer claims that it has designed and developed the Audi S1 e-tron Quattro Hoonitron exclusively for drift racer Ken Block. This all-electric car will be released in the next few months.
“The S1 Hoonitron incorporates a lot of what Audi has produced since the 1980s. I think it's cool that Audi designers have been inspired by their own past and uniquely transferred the technology and looks of the car to the present,” said Ken, quoted by the Hindustan Times. .
The Audi S1 e-tron Quattro Hoonitron comes with all-wheel drive from dual electric motors and features a carbon fiber chassis. This electric car is also rumored to have all the safety equipment needed to meet FIA rules.
Meanwhile, Audi's chief designer, Mark Lichte, explained that the design of this electric drift car only took about a month. This is the fastest time for him to produce a vehicle.
“While our design process typically takes one to one and a half years, we only have four weeks from the first drawing to the final design. We are in constant contact with Ken Block and his team and are engaged in intensive exchanges,” Lichte said.