Volkswagen’s efforts to push for the event of an all-electric rallycross supercar had been revealed by EV Information in March 2016 with plans for electrical vehicles to be launched into the World RX construction introduced in August of final 12 months, however a supply has now indicated that electrical vehicles will take the place of typical inner combustion engine Supercars within the headline class after subsequent 12 months.
“Electrical vehicles would be the world championship. They completely, categorically would be the world championship,” the supply informed Autosport.
“Fifteen vehicles are required to start in 2020. 9 totally different producers have been engaged within the discussions and negotiations up to now, however the capacity to purchase the required parts and construct a automobile needs to be open to privateer groups in the event that they need to go that approach too.”
It’s understood that the brand new electrical vehicles might be based mostly on a standard carbon monocoque tub and security construction that might be equipped as a part of a chassis package, anticipated to additionally embrace suspension and braking methods.
The FIA is anticipated to challenge an invitation to tender for the chassis package within the coming weeks, with a further invite to tender for batteries.
It’s believed that motors gained’t be from a single provider and neither will the composite physique shells that can sit on prime of the carbon chassis’, permitting for various fashions of vehicles for use.
An open eMotor formulation will spur aggressive growth of something from twin, triple and quad-motor all-wheel-drive torque vectoring electrical powertrains which might present the lacking hyperlink between electrical motorsport and road-car expertise.
Volkswagen have made clear that its electrical Pikes Peak programme is designed as a studying venture in the direction of a future manufacturing facility electrical RX entry.