When Ken Block signed up with Audi, we lost our collective minds. Having one of our favourite racers and motoring icons join forces with our favourite automotive group. Loads of cool Audi-related content came up from the collaboration, but the coolest thing was the creation of the purpose-built modern incarnation of the Group B Quattro. The Audi S1 Hoonitron. The duo starred in some great videos, and the latest one was released after Ken’s untimely death. They racked up millions of views, which was expected, and the car reached instant cult status. It’s the most expensive racecar that Audi has built for this kind of thing, and when you look at the specs, it makes perfect sense. There is a pair of electric motors providing the power, one on each axle to make the car all-wheel drive. The weight distribution between the front and rear axles is almost equal at 52:48, it has two electric motors that only weigh 55 kg each and develop 250 kW of power and 320 Nm of torque. They can reach maximum speeds of 28,000 rpm and have a gear ratio of about 12:1. This results in nearly 3,000 Nm of torque on each axle - 6,000 Nm in total. Of course, the styling is amazing, it’s clearly a modern interpretation of the iconic Group B Audi S1 Quattro and there is no way to fault it. Well, not in our eyes. The only downside to the whole car is that it cost more money than myself and all my friends will make in our lifetimes, combined.
Take a look at the YouTube video that does a cool little showcase of the coolest EV on the planet (yeah, it's cooler than a Rimac) that was the last car our race idol Ken Block raced. This is the real one, just to show you that the Speed Champions version is pretty cool: Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron Electrikhana 2 – DESIGN | YOUCAR
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