If you’re into cars, you almost certainly like Ken Block’s Gymkhana films, the place he normally takes some utterly bananas car and skids it via a bunch of bizarre road blocks in clouds of tire smoke and glory with its vastly overpowered motor howling. But, like, what if there was no engine?
Yep, that is ideal. Ol’ DC Shoe Co. himself determined it was time to bail on blowers, lower out combustion, trash turbos and shift absent from transmissions for his subsequent movie and go electrical. To that conclude, the following Ken Block online video will be referred to as Electrikhana, and it’s established to premiere on the Hoonigan YouTube channel on Oct 25 at 6 a.m. Pacific, but we’ve bought a minimal teaser for you to tide you in excess of right until then.
Now, even though no crazy Roush-Yates NASCAR V8 is powering this ‘khana, the car is no considerably less awesome. It’s identified as the S1 Hoonitron, and not only does it glance an awful whole lot like the well-known Audi Activity Quattro S1 E2 Pikes Peak racer of the 1980s (which we can all concur is a excellent factor, I feel), but it has a 1,400-hp 800-volt electric powered drivetrain.
If you want all the specifics on this multi-million dollar, fully bespoke, doesn’t share a system with something, Formulation E-powered not-a-racecar, this Hoonigan pretty much-40-moment lengthy explainer video clip breaks it down in crazy detail.
This seems to be like it could be the wildest video clip that Ken Block and the Hoonigans have at any time finished, and we’re super stoked to waste a entire morning observing and re-observing it upcoming week.