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When Ken Block changed allegiance to Audi, motoring fanatics the world over knew big things were coming, and they weren’t wrong. The pairing has already resulted in some amazing projects and content for both Audi and Hoonigan and the collaboration is centred around Block’s motorsport career so motorsport fanatics around the world get to see the coolest content. With Audi looking a lot like it’s leading the way in the world of EVs, the brand was keen to have Block wow crowds in something electric and that’s why the man dailies a 637 hp Audi RS e-tron. When we saw this we all know that something special was on the cards for competition use. Around a year back we were introduced to the Audi S1 Hoonitron, a purpose-built electric racecar that’s destined for some interesting videos under the ridiculously popular Gymkhana series, although in this case it will be dubbed Elektrikhana. A made up word that we instantly understand. 

We’ve seen teasers and spy shots of this absolutely awesome car for about a year, but we’ve only details we’ve really been privy to is the styling and the livery, and the fact that the car is a purpose-built all-electric racecar. This time round the Hoonigan duo is back in the news because on the 25th of October the first Elektrikhana video drop and  we’re all super excited to see how this plays out with an electric racecar. We’ve been waiting for the full specifications, and they’re yet to be fully revealed but the latest information is that the Hoontron makes use of four batteries that are usually seen doing duty in the 2022 Audi Q7 2020 60 TFSI e Quattro. We also know that there is a pair of electric motors providing the power, one on each axle to make the car all-wheel drive. We can’t extrapolate the Hoonitron’s power based on the electric drive from the Q7 because in that setup it’s quite mild with a mere 94 kW and 350 Nm of power because there’s also an ICE in the mix. That said, we know whatever is in there is the best of the best because the car creates 3000 Nm. ON EACH AXLE! This car has a total of 6 000 Nm on tap, instantly, which is why over 100 sets of tyres were slaughtered during the Elektrikhana filming. In the Hoonicorn you have to wait a bit for the boost to build up before launching the car properly, with EVs things happen instantaneously. 

We're sure all the details will be released after the Elektrikhana video drops in a few day's time, and we cannot wait. As is the norm, we fully expect the video to instantly hit viral status. Not only will it me massively entertaining, but it will set the bar for any future EV motorsport videos. Well it better after we all found out that this Audi S1 Hoonitron was completed with a budget of a cool $12 000 000.

Take a look at the YouTube video from the crew at Hoonigan that finally takes a proper look at Ken Bock latest racecar, the all-electric Audi S1 Hoonitron: Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron - The Details of the Electrikhana Gymkhana Machine | Hoonigan

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