Audi S1 ​​e-tron quattro Hoonitron: electric tribute to the Pikes Peak S1

Many fans of rally and the car race will scream al “sacrilege” reading the presentationAudi S1 ​​e-tron quattro Hoonitron. As its name suggests, the German company wanted to pay tribute to the iconic S1 that raced in an era that has gone down in history and in particular to the model that ran the Climbing Pikes Peak.

Obviously times have changed and that has also changed the way we understand the car. For this in the name we find “e-tron”that is to say the brand of electric car from the German house associated with the famous pilot brand Ken Block (famous for his Gymkhana series videos aboard different cars) who will be driving this beast.

Audi S1 ​​e-tron quattro Hoonitron: homage to the past, look to the future

As the sports division of the house of Ingolstadt explains, this car was born to recall memories linked to theAudi Sport quattro S1. The new model was not intended for a future commercial version but was developed at the Neckarsulm site with Ken Block to be used in one of his spectacular videos with the working title of Elektrikhana (and therefore to push the e-tron brand).

Audi Hoonitron

The pilot himself said that “The S1 Hoonitron combines a lot of what Audi was already famous for in the 1980s. For example, the spectacular aerodynamics of the car have now been translated into a completely modern form. Audi designers drew inspiration from their own past and uniquely transferred the car’s technologies and appearance into the present.”.

Among the features of the new Audi S1 ​​e-tron quattro Hoonitron we find the four wheel drive provided by two electric motors. There will then be a lot (a lot) of power, even if the official figures are not yet announced. Then there is a carbon fiber frame to improve dynamics and weight. This model is also safe according to FIA regulations on this issue (although it is not eligible for any championship).

THE design was made by Audi design to recall the imposing aerodynamic appendages that characterize cars that run at pike woodpecker. While combining modern elements reminiscent of standard cars. The Head of Design, Marc Lichtesaid development took only four weeks, instead of the year and a half usually required.

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