Austrian firm Kreisel won the tender to produce and supply the electric kits for World RX’s revised electric strategy last October, but the introduction of electric cars at the sport’s top level has been postponed a year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the postponement and delays in the project due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kreisel has been pushing ahead with plans to begin running the concept in a ‘test mule’ in November ahead of a potential competition debut in the Janner Rally next January.

The four-wheel drive, twin-motor 500 kW kit will be built into a Skoda Fabia R5 chassis (called the Fabia REX), in a collaboration with the Baumschlager Rallye Racing squad run by three-time Janner Rally winner Raimund Baumschlager.

The kit will run a single-speed transmission, produced by British firm Xtrac, and Kreisel will test differential ratio and ramp angle specification options before deciding on the single-spec that will be used.

SOURCE: MOTORSPORT

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