FIA announced that Ken Block will return to rallycross in the the 2020 Projekt E Series. The series acts as a support to the main FIA World Rallycross Championship series, and features all-electric cars. Maybe his time in the Mustang Mach-E 1400 convinced EVs can be fun?
Built by Austrian-based Stard Advanced Research and Development, Block’s Ford Fiesta ERX is said to produce over 600 horsepower and 739 ft-lbs of torque to all four wheels. The powertrain uses three motors, like a Tesla Cybertruck, that are connected to all four wheels via a two-speed transmission.
While the ERX’s estimated top speed of 150 mph (241 kph) isn’t terribly important for rallycross, we’d guess that its electric motors will produce savage acceleration off the line.
With the announcement, FIA posted sketches of the car with its HOONIGAN livery, checkered flag pattern at the front and rear contrasting with the Monster Energy logo. Also released are photos of the interior and Block’s racing suit.
After ending his FIA World Rallycross Championship career in 2017, it will be interesting to see what Block can do in this new all-electric series. The season will kick off on August 23-23 in Holjes, Sweden.